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September 22, 2004
Scare tactics

Looks like the Kerry campaign finally found a tactic they can all agree on: scare the hell out of college kids and their fretting parents with the draft hoax. An article posted tonight on MSNBC reveals that the draft talk wasn't just a negligent offhand statement by Kerry (see Ed's post below) but a talking point for the entire campaign.

In a speech at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Cleland told students they might find themselves pressed into military service if Bush wins a second term.
America will reinstate the military draft if Bush is re-elected and continues the Iraq War, Cleland predicted, according to an account of his speech by the Colorado Springs Gazette.
"Pay attention ... to what you've got going on in Iraq. That, ladies and gentlemen, is Vietnam. I've seen this movie before. I know how it ends. It does not end pleasantly," he added.

And Howard Dean, who's never heard a conspiracy theory he didn't like, warned students at Brown University, "I think that George Bush is certainly going to have a draft if he goes into a second term, and any young person that doesn't want to go to Iraq might think twice about voting for him."

According to Michelle Malkin, the ghost story is also being spread via mass email and MTV to college students.

As Ed noted, it's highly convenient for the Democrats that one of their own introduced wacko bill, which never had any support from either party.

Forgeries . . . urban legends . . . as if the candidate himself weren't scary enough!

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Posted by Whiskey at September 22, 2004 8:42 PM

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