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Montel Williams

Reinstating DRAFT Could

Stop Bad Military Behavior

1/12/2012 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Former talk show host Montel Williams tells TMZ ... "making" U.S. citizens join the military could help PREVENT soldiers from acting like the "bad apples" featured in the urination footage.

Williams -- a retired Naval officer who started with the U.S. Marines -- hooked up with us via satellite this morning and explained that our soldiers in the field, including the guys in the footage, are likely stressed out from carrying such a heavy workload.

"The stresses must be getting to the point that it caused some of this ... why don't we spread out that stress and start making more people put on the uniform and defend this democracy?"

Williams claims only .25% of the U.S. population is serving in the military ... and says, "Maybe it's about time that this country wake up and understand that we can't put the pressure of defending our democracy on less than .25% of this entire population."

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djmytro03    

cregis: You are ignorant and Delirious, Shut your tv OFF!!!!

910 days ago
77.

anony    

This guy went from a distinguished military career to shilling for late night infomercial ripoffs.

910 days ago
78.

Smada    

Matt - the number quoted was .25% not 25%.

The draft does not make a better military. The drafted soldiers during Vietnam were better than those that make their own decision in todays world, really?

910 days ago
79.

Nostradamus    

Go back to your weed shop Montel, you're beyond clueless.

910 days ago
80.

ITUS    

HOW ABOUT WE STOP THE WAR?

910 days ago
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Chandler in Las Vegas    

I agree but for different reasons; the rich in this country have been only invested in their money since Nixon did away with the draft. When it was a possibility that one of their rich, pampered little trust fund babies could have military service they actually had to work at keeping them out of the military. (Unless of course, your pappy was head of the CIA). Reinstate the draft so the RICH know what it is like to suffer for OUR country's service.

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Chandler in Las Vegas    

I agree but for different reasons; the rich in this country have been only invested in their money since Nixon did away with the draft. When it was a possibility that one of their rich, pampered little trust fund babies could have military service they actually had to work at keeping them out of the military. (Unless of course, your pappy was head of the CIA). Reinstate the draft so the RICH know what it is like to suffer for OUR country's service.

910 days ago
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THEdonguz    

What is needed is a more THOUGHTFUL and STOP THE NATION BUILDING foreign policy... our troops would not be over-deployed.
BTW I am retired military ... Montel Williams is NOT retired military ..he left active service to pursue civilian endeavors

910 days ago
84.

rsmik    

Yeah, that's the ticket! And draft Morgan Fairchild too!

910 days ago
85.

Sheena    

Montel Williams is a ******* idiot. Being former military, much less a Marine, how the **** does he come off saying that in order to get rid of "bad" soldiers, that we should have a draft? Please give me juss one good example of how that woukd weed out the few military members who have no respect for anything? Today's members signed their freedom and sometimes life away for the reader good of America and her citizens. They understood the risks, stress, work, blood, sweat and tears involved. Yes, the pressure gets to some, though that isn't an excuse to mistreat anyone or anything, including the enemy. If patriotic members stoop to that, what the hell do you think the 19yo stoner with a ridiculous and uneducated hatred toward "those damn rag heads" will do when out under the same pressure? He woukd crack sooner and in worse ways than someone who VOLUNTARILY joined. Someone who is FORCED to join is no good to America. When people are made to do things against their will, there's always bad consequences. Granted, I think everyone should at least do two years in the service, in order to improve theirselves and to do a greater good foe their country, but not against their will. We are a volunteer military force because any other way would weaken us to the point of disaster.

Montel Williams is an ignorant fool. He needs to stick to revealing who of the 42 guys some slut slept with is thw father oof her chikd on national TV. Taking advice from him is like taking advice from a woman who stripped naked for pkayboy 15 years ago about vaccines leading to things like autism. Its a special kind of stupid for all parties involved.

And if I didn't think I had room to say anything, I wouldn't. But I busted my ass and sacrificed many things to give Uncle Sam over five years of my life.

910 days ago
86.

Stacy    

draft? why draft? I have two sons that want to join the military and were told that because they have a GED and NOT a diploma they could not join...Then I see this video of these guys with there wankers out, peeing on dead people...There inlistment policy is a little askew just like our Government

910 days ago
87.

ChloeMarie    

Step up Montel...

910 days ago
88.

Al    

What does Sylvia Browne have to say about all this?

910 days ago
89.

Bird    

Yeah, because everyone in the country should be punished for the actions of a few ignorant individuals. Montel, this has got to be the DUMBEST thing I've ever heard you say. What they SHOULD do, is punish the f_ck out of these stupid idiots instead of just giving them a little slap on the wrist. Kick them out of the marines with a dishonorable discharge for being, well, dishonorable.

These young boys go over there and think it's some kind of f_cking joke. It's not a joke, it's war. Have some f_cking honor and realize that when you're over there, you're representing our country and what it's about. When you act like imbeciles, it makes our country as a whole, look bad. The men pictured above aren't "heroes", they're disgusting monsters who only signed up for the marines in the first place so they could "shoot some terrorists". Pfft. I have NO respect for these punks.

910 days ago
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Al    

What does Sylvia Browne have to say about this?

910 days ago
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