Democrat Representative Charles Rangel (NY) and Democrat Senator Ernest Hollings (SC) have each introduced a bill in their respective houses of Congress to require all young people to serve either a period of military service or a period of civilian service. Some regard this as a move to reinstate the military draft.
John Kerry likes to lead people to believe that this is the position of the Bush administration. He won't exactly say it's true, but he won't exactly not say it isn't true, either -- in the special way that he takes both sides of an issue while not taking either. When answering a question about whether Americans should fear the return of the draft, the silver-tongued liberal replied, "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 don't know," he said.
Notice that Mr. Kerry didn't mention that the only formal action on this issue has been taken by members of his own party, and that no action on this issue has been taken by the Bush administration.
Mr. Kerry is equally disingenuous in his pathetic assertions that the Bush administration lied about WMD. According to Mr. Kerry, President Bush and thousands of other people in leadership positions around the world weren't mistaken about WMD because they believed intelligence reports that turned out to be wrong, they LIED about them. Mr. Kerry also conveniently forgets to mention that he, his running mate, his mentor Ted Kennedy, and dozens of other Democrats also accepted as truth those faulty intelligence reports.
The only people who believe that Mr. Bush lied are those chronically hypnotized by the Kerry mystique, and those who are abysmally uninformed or intellectually incapable of sorting out the truth from all the Democrat crap. The latter of which, unfortunatley, may comprise a sizeable number of voters.
Typical of someone behind in the race and desperate for an advantage, Mr. Kerry is content to allow American voters to believe what is best politically for him, rather than tell them the truth. One suspects that as President he will succumb to similar character faults.