This is a monumentally stupid thing to say, as reported today in the Boston Globe:
Vice presidential candidate John Edwards promised a West Virginia mother on Wednesday that if the Democratic ticket is elected in November the military draft would not be revived.
During a question-and-answer session, the mother of a 23-year-old who recently graduated from West Virginia University asked Edwards whether the draft would be reinstated.
”There will be no draft when John Kerry is president,” Edwards said, a statement that drew a standing ovation.
It’s a stupid thing to say because no one can predict the future.
What if we’re attacked and have to goto war against another country – say Iran, or North Korea, or Jordan, or Syria, or the Sudan – who knows? What if our current military structure and force levels isn’t enough?
No one thought something like 9/11 would ever happen to us either – but it did – and it’s changed our worldview.
What’s he thinking? Everything will be hunky-dory if Kerry and he are elected?
This ranks right up there with “Read my Lips”….