Voice of the White House Sept 20, 2004
TBRNews.org September 20, 2004
In previous issues, we carried comments from a reporter assigned to the White House press corps. Some of these remarks, most especially one about Bush’s physical and mental problems, drew an enormous number of viewers and hundreds of inquiries, most especially from foreign press entities. The reporter advised us by email that there was rampant fury in the White House and security was becoming very tight. As a result of this, he decided to lay low for a few weeks and see how the wind was blowing. Yesterday, he sent us the following material which we are now posting. Some of it is outrageous in the extreme but to date, no one has proven him wrong.
“This afternoon, while schmoozing a minor aide, I saw a copy of a Pentagon memo concerning the forthcoming draft. I could not copy this and it took me about twenty minutes, in brief segments, to read it through. The White House and the Pentagon have worked out a plan to call up all reservists and National Guard units if and when Bush is reelected. The moment that the election results are poured in concrete, orders, now drawn up and waiting, will be issued throughout the United States. I am not speaking of a few units but all US Guard and Reserve units. On the same subject, the pending Universal Draft is also a done deal. Everything is place awaiting the President’s signature. This is planned for June of 2005 and contains some real shockers.
Women will be called up as well as men. There will be absolutely no deferments of any kind permitted. Persons with medical problems such as diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, chronic asthma, physical deformities such as a club foot or hunch back, vision problems, etc. will be called up!
If a draftee has a medical problem but can move around, they are subject to the draft but will be assigned to non-military positions such as clerk-typists, maintenance positions and so on. There will be absolutely no deferments for someone with a family to support or who is enrolled in any kind of a school. Students may be permitted to complete their semester and will then be compelled to report at once to their nearest enlistment center.
For example, as I read it, an 18 year old girl with two children and no husband to support her will be subject to the draft. There was a discussion about what to do with the children and if the family cannot raise them during the draftee’s tour of duty, then some kind of Federal Child Care center will have to suffice. The nominal ages covered are from 18 through 26 but a special exception is now in the orders for anyone with what the Army calls “technical skills” such as proficiency in computers, foreign language skills and so on. These poor jerks are subject to the draft until they are 35! Again, no deferments will be allowed unless the subject is already working for a government agency and is certified by his superiors as “vital” to whatever “war effort” the Army deems important.
These orders, note, came from the desk of George W. Bush to Rumsfeld but Bush will cite a vague“national crisis” to cover his useless ass. The top brass at the Pentagon are having fits about this. Why? Because for decades they have been downsizing, closing bases and so on. I have been told by Pentagon people that they would have no place to put the anticipated great flood of draftees if and when the draft is activated. One said to me, “Where the fuck do these dimbulbs expect us to house them? In local hotels?”
Comment: Because the subject of a universal draft is Bush’s political Achilles Heel, the Administration and various governmental agencies have gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal it from the public. Nevertheless, anyone with a computer and basic skills can locate information on the upcoming draft by looking at dozens of official government sites. Admittedly, these sites are so buried in the official underbrush as to be difficult to locate, nevertheless, they are there. We have included an anti-draft article in this posting. If America’s cannon fodder do not want end up dead or mangled for life, it would be to their advantage to read these sites, organize and in November, vote en bloc against the man who would cheerfully dump them into the Imperial sausage grinder. Because Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld all went to great pains to avoid any kind of military service during the Vietnamese war, their present macho militancy stinks and shines like a dead mackerel in the moonlight.
For more reports from inside the White House see our archive:
Voice of the White House September 5, 2004
Voice of the White House August 23, 2004
The Voice of the White House August 16, 2004
The Voice of the White House August 9, 2004
The Voice of the White House August 2, 2004
The Voice of the White House 27th July, 2004
Voice of the White House July 15 & 16, 2004
Voice of the White House July 10, 2004
Voice of the White House June 28, 2004
Washington Shrink Calls Bush a "Paranoid, Sadistic Meglomaniac"
Voice of the White House, June 10-14, 2004
Voice of the White House – May 31 to June 4, 2004
Voice of the White House, May 31, 2004
Bush's Erratic Behaviour Worries White House Aides
Voice of the White House May 24, 2004
The White House Responds!
Controlling the News: Notes from Inside the White House
Notes from a White House insider
Controlling the News April 8, 2004
Last updated 28/09/2004