Thursday, April 28, 2005
The lie that won't die: Another Democrat politician attempted -- again -- to give new impetus to the left-wing loonies who are obsessed with the possibility of a draft.
Sen. Daniel Inouye, the Democrat from Hawaii, said, "For the first time in many years the Army and Marine Corps are not meeting their recruiting targets. There are some who are already discussing the draft."
Rumsfeld leaned closer to the microphone and said, "I think the only people who could conceivably be talking about a draft are people who are speaking from pinnacles of near-perfect ignorance."
Don't you just love Rumsfeld's way with words? "Pinnacles of near-perfect ignorance" -- that belongs in Bartlett's.