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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Howard Dean asks Bush about the draft

From Common Dreams:
President Bush will be forced to decide whether we can continue the current course in Iraq, which will clearly require the reinstatement of the draft. The Pentagon has objected to a draft but, the President has ignored other Pentagon recommendations in the past.

American families and young people are owed an explanation about the President's plans. Will the President withdraw from some of our military commitments or will he reinstate the draft? We need to know that before we vote, not afterwards.
Good question, Doctor. Have you asked your buddy Kerry the same question? It seems to me that when Bush actually suggested bringing a few troops home from Europe and Asia, Kerry was there to say it was a bad idea. And when old Europe and the rest of the world tell President Kerry to go Cheney himself when he asks them for troops for Iraq, will he withdraw from Iraq, or instead call for a draft? I didn't see an answer in his speech yesterday--maybe you can get one from him, Dr. Dean. We should know that before we vote, as well.

Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb said last week that he understood why some people who agree with the Green agenda were going to hold their noses and vote for Kerry. "All I ask," he said, "is that you don't pretend there isn't a stench." I'm afraid that's exactly what Dean is doing here.