Bush Has Created Backdoor Draft
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The Bush administration's use of the Pentagon's stop-loss program, where men and women who have fulfilled their obligation to the armed forces are being required to stay in the military to compensate for it being stretched too thin, is like drafting people through a backdoor.
Kerry: Bush Has Created 'Backdoor Draft' (AP, Nedra Pickler, 3 June 2004)
Meet The Press transcript (4 July 2004):
ANDREA MITCHELL/Moderator: ...This week, we were told that there's going to be an involuntary call-up of 5,600 troops. How do you explain that?...Is this a back-door draft?
MR. BERGER/Former Clinton National Security Adviser: I think in a manner of speaking, these people have left the Army and they're being involuntarily now called back. And I do think it reflects miscalculation at the outset.