When John Kerry said during the 2004 campaign that the Bush plan for endless war in Iraq would eventually require the re-introduction of conscription, the Bush campaign denounced Kerry’s remarks as “fear mongering.” Bush himself denounced “rumors on the Internets” and said, “Now, forget all this talk about a draft. We’re not going to have a draft so long as I am the president.”
This week, Bush’s new “war czar” said that “it certainly makes sense to consider” the draft, which “has always been an option on the table.”
As far as I can see, none of the stories about Gen. Lute’s comments refers to that back-and-forth. Down the memory hole.