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Monday, October 04, 2004

Do You, Two-face, Take This Draft? 

I've been thinking alot lately, you know what would be a pretty darned effective strategy? To tie the Bush flip-flop campaign to the draft issue.

Here's what I'm talking about. In the debates of 2000, Bush said that he was opposed to nation building. He then went ahead with a program of nation building, and the evidence is that he was planning to do so all along. He also promised not to touch the Social Security Surplus, and he renegged. He promised to support a patient's right to sue and the Brady bill, but he backed off both of those promises. He said he opposed a Constitutional amendment barring gay marriage, and then he actually supported exactly such an amendment. The list goes on.

Now Bush says he has no plans to reintroduce the draft. But he had Paul Wolfowitz poll congressional Republicans to see if they would support such a request in a second Bush administration. And today we learn that Bush is positioning outside Korea in the Sea of Japan.

We cannot trust this man at his word. We need to marry the two issues in the next month. The right is trying to portray Kerry as a flip-flopper, but they are not even suggesting what the risk of flip-flopping is. By taking one of Bush's current promises and demonstrating how he has been untrue to his word in the past, we can use his own supposed strength, his determined focus to rid the world of the axis of evil at any cost, to plant the seed of doubt that he may just be lying about the draft.

In fact, Bush has danced all around the issue, but has never directly answered the question - will he promise not to reinstate the draft in his next term? Why won't he promise it, and why should we trust him if he did?


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