Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Kerry screams "Bush wants a draft!" and thinks "no he doesn't, I do"
In response to Kerry's recent accusation that Bush has a secret plan to reinstate the draft, Say Anything (via InstaPundit) points to a since removed page on Kerry's website which says: "On September 11th, 2001, America experienced the most terrible and deadly attack in its history. John Kerry believes we need to think big and do better and get more young Americans serving the nation.

As part of his 100 day plan to change America, John Kerry will propose a comprehensive service plan that includes requiring mandatory service for high school students and four years of college tuition in exchange for two years of national service."
(emphasis added by Say Anything)

And let's also remember an important excerpt from another article (I just picked one at random, as there are currently hundreds that contain this information): "Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, a Korean War veteran and author of House legislation to restart the draft [...] An opponent of the Iraq war, Rangel said that 'all economic, racial and religious groups' should share the responsibility of military service, including the risks of combat.

Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings of South Carolina, author of the legislation in the Senate, agrees that a draft would address this 'equality factor'"

Now, let's remember folks, Hollings and Rangel are both Democrats. It's an interesting tactic to try and bring down your opponent by accusing him of things you've suggested yourself...

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