Wednesday, September 22, 2004

John Kerry Will Not Draft Your Children - But Bush Will

...and a classic "non-answer" answer from BushCo.

Kerry: Draft Likely to Return Under Bush:

...Kerry said he would not bring back the draft and questioned how fairly it was administered in the past.

Answering a question about the draft that had been posed at a forum with voters, Kerry said: 'If George Bush were to be re-elected, given the way he has gone about this war and given his avoidance of responsibility in North Korea and Iran and other places, is it possible? I can't tell you.'

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other Pentagon officials have been asked numerous times whether they thought a draft would be necessary to maintain force levels in Iraq. They have said consistently that they think it is neither necessary nor desirable, since today's military is built on volunteer service and professionalism. "
BushCo has emphatically and consistently evaded a yes / no response to any questions about a possible military draft since the spectre was first raised earlier this year.

And if you regularly read ASZ, you already knew the answer to this question, you smart person, you!

Update, 8:25PM: Thanks to our Canadian compatriot Robert at My Blahg for picking up that Michelle Malkin has gotten wind of the email campaign on the draft issue.

By the looks of the email reproduced on Malkin's website, it seems like someone else has independently taken the same concepts that we developed here on ASZ, and redirected them toward a college audience. Good! Anyone who's old enough (or will be old enough) to be drafted needs to know that this is the single most important issue in this presidential campaign. Again, Kerry said today (and rather emphatically) that he won't do a draft. BushCo continues to trot out the "non-denial denials".

And I think it's pretty damn funny that Karl Rove dropped the issue on a third string neocon media megaphone like Malkin to begin with. This is a woman of oriental descent who's in favor of internment camps. Even Chris "Tweety" Matthews ripped her to shreds on Hardball, and he never does that to someone from the goofball right. So, when the progressives set up the re-education camps, I think Malkin should be the first resident.

But I digress.

Anyway, have you papered any cars today, or mass emailed people? If you've got the time to read this, you have the time to fire up your email program. Why not do it right now?!