Good show, Senator Kerry.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry on Friday accused the Bush administration of hiding a plan to mobilize more National Guard and reserve troops after the election while glossing over a worsening conflict in Iraq.
"He won't tell us what congressional leaders are now saying, that this administration is planning yet another substantial call-up of reservists and guard units immediately after the election," Kerry said. "Hide it from people through the election, then make the move."
While you’re at it, why don’t you hand the enemy any other strategic information you’ve received from those intelligence briefings that the president has invited you to?
Oh, that’s right. You don’t have time for those. Well, thank the Lord for small (and large) favors.
Don’t forget to vote in November, folks.
UPDATE: One of LGF's regulars reminds me that units receive fair advanced warning when they will be required to provide personnel for large-scale deployments and it's not much of a secret that units presently in Iraq are due to rotate back to the states soon. Ergo, more call-ups.
So Senator Kerry isn't saying anything more earth-shattering than the average person couldn't figure out. What he *is* doing is using a normal process--normal as relates to wartime use of reserve assets--to push forward a certain mindset in the voting population: that President Bush is using the military for all sorts of secret and/or nefarious purposes.