the return of the draft

a good friend of mine told me recently he's concerned about the US instating a military draft. I did some googling and came up with this article. An interesting quote

"The 138,000 US soldiers officially stationed in Iraq have been quietly supplemented with at least 10,000 private military contractors; i.e., mercenaries."

I didnt know a) there were significant numbers of mercenaries available to hire and b) that we spend money on that kind of service. I dare anyone to find me a serious web site advertising mercenaries for hire.

I am definitely anti-draft. Our miliary should be reduced, not expanded.