Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Still unwilling to lie, but even more eager to deceive

Last Thursday (9/23) I posted an item ("Unwilling to lie, eager to deceive") which noted that the only two bills in Congress supporting the reinstitution of a draft were sponsored by Democrats.

Nonetheless, Democratic activists have been blanketing college campuses and the Internet with dark mutterings about Pres. Bush's "secret plan" to reintroduce the draft.

And now CBS News has broadcast a report that somehow missed part of the story: ie, that it is a blatant lie.
"Captain Ed" Morrissey has some fun with it in his Captain's Quarters posting this morning.

It gets better. Morrissey also reported this juicy nugget:

"But lost in the shuffle until now is John Kerry's proposal to require service for high-school graduation, found by
Swimming Through The Spin. Brian found the original web page archived, as somehow this proposal has been mysteriously deleted from the John Kerry website. Since the Democrats brought this up, what exactly are the plans for American youth under a Kerry/Edwards administration?

"'As part of his 100 day plan to change America, John Kerry will propose a comprehensive service plan that includes requiring mandatory service for high school students and four years of college tuition in exchange for two years of national service.'"

Morrissey concludes: "It seems that Kerry has once again been caught in a severe case of projection, and once again has deleted pages from his web site to cover his tracks. His party squeals about a draft which only they have proposed restarting while trying to back-door a plan for indentured servitude for the teenagers of America."

Some others with stuff to say on this: Power Line's "Deacon," aka Paul Mirengoff; Little Green Football's Charles Johnson; and Roger Simon. And although broke the story, the link supplied by LGF does not work and that's that.