Rangel Schools Ivy League

Rep. Charlie Rangel, speaking at a Crain’s breakfast in midtown this morning, shared his thoughts on the draft and some Ivy League students.

“I spoke about the draft at Columbia, Harvard and Brown. These kids don’t even know there’s a war in Iraq.”

It doesn’t sound like he’s ready to let go of the issue any time soon, despite the near-unanimous lack of support he’s received for a proposal to reinstate the draft. And Rangel, a decorated war veteran, will have the ability to make things increasingly uncomfortable for his newly empowered Democratic colleagues every day that goes by without a coherent alternative position on how to deal with Iraq.

– Azi Paybarah