Republicans Kill Draft Bill

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Today the House effectively crushed a bill that would reinstate the draft so many have been fearing, a bill touted be Democrats as Bush's secret plan to call up new soldiers for the war after his reelection. What I don't understand is why everyone believes it is the Republicans brining back the draft. The bill was introduced by Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and the only two congressmen that supported the bill in the 402-2 vote were John Murtha, D-Pa., and Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. Anyone notice an ideological trend here?