John Kerry calls the expansion of the stop-loss program a violation of the spirit of an all-volunteer military and “a back-door draft.”
The AP’s Nedra Pickler (perhaps with help from the Bush campaign?) finds someone to criticize Kerry:
Retired Navy Adm. Thomas Morris said Kerry’s suggestion is “an insult to the wonderful volunteer service we have in the military and the wonderful people we have serving.”
Pickler, who is notorious for inserting silly carping criticisms whenever she quotes a Democrat, doesn’t seem to be bothered by the utter illogic of what Morris said. How is Kerry’s criticism of the President “an insult” to anyone but the President and the people working for him?
The rest of the story is worth reading. Kerry has what seem like serious ideas about managing the military (outlined in this campaign fact sheet). And he has Adm. Crowe and Gen. Shalikashvili signed up for his national security team.