Bush Stumbles on Military Draft If you read the whole story it is obvious that's not what he intended to say, but sometimes the truth just slips out anyway! You really have to wonder just what will happen as things drag on in Iraq. If it keeps going this way, or if tensions increase with North Korea or Iran, or Russia destabilizes and threatens the Baltics which are now part of NATO, how is the US going to project strength, let alone take on another shooting war? For the head of the RNC to threaten to sue Rock the Vote for just talking about the obvious possibility is ludicrous, and points to the fact that it's a major issue that the bush administration wants kept in the closet until after the election. Bush's people have already admitted that they're holding off with major assaults in Iraq until after the election so we know they're gaming the ground war for political advantage. Oh yeah, and what about the very real "backdoor draft" of stop loss orders keeping soldiers in, unit cohesion keeping entire units in combat even though members of the unit have their commitments finished, and the recall of the Individual Ready Reserve, the guys who've been out of active duty for years being called back?