Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Draft Desperation or John Kerry's Desperation to Discredit President Bush

A prime example of the deceptive ways of the media as they seek to discredit President Bush is the draft issue that has come up.

The Associated Press, a news source that I have always respected, chose for a headline earlier this week one equating a vote for President Bush as a vote for the return of the draft; as per John Kerry. By publishing this news article as a top story and linking President Bush with a draft and John Kerry as against one, the AP stirs people up and against voting for President Bush. Never mind that President Bush has spoken specific words saying that his administration has no intention of seeking a return of a draft.

However legislation has been introduced in the House that would lead to discussion of something like a draft, though not by any Republican. Everyone of the sponsors to a man (or woman) has been a Democrat. Matter of fact, it was recenlty voted on in the House and defeated with a vote something like 402-2.

Interestingly enough, one of the sponsors, Charles Rangel (D-NY) issued a statement accusing House Republicans of playing politics by bringing the bill up for a vote. He can say what he will, but it is like the pot calling the kettle black. By bringing the bill up for a vote, it became obvious to me that there was such a bill and that the bill was sponsored by Democrats only.

I will go out on a limb here too, in saying that his bill is worth discussing, for we need to be about protecting our country. Even if we were completely withdrawn from every place we have troops, there are people who hate this country so intensely that we can be sure of more attacks. It seems as though the bill Charles Rangel is sponsoring addressing very real and pressing concerns.

However, for the Associated Press to parrot John Kerry, who is so desperate to try and ensure he will be elected, that he is making comments such as the one the AP printed as a headline, is reprehensible.