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To Whom It May Concern:

Under the current administration the United States

Government has been compromised by a foreign Government.

The terrorist that the current administration was looking

for was Al-Qaida and as far as the World knew the terrorist Al-Qaida

were in Afghanistan not in Baghdad Iraq.

The war was not in Baghdad Iraq that was old business

that was made new business because Iraq had missiles that could

reach counties in range of 400 miles. There were no weapons of

mass destruction other than some new missiles that the Russians

helped build by providing parts and the guiding systems to Iraq to

help protect them form Iran because Iran was working on its own

missile system to attack Iraq.

The current administration used the excuse that there are

weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and then when it was discovered

by the World that the United States was wrong it became the war for

the freedom of the Iraq people.

Iraq is in the middle of a WAR who is responsible for the deaths

of civilians the current administration or those fighting the U.S., civilians

should not be allowed into Iraq till the WAR is over for their own safety.

Who is really in charge in Washington D.C., some other

Country may be in charge the way things look.

Is this the real reason that CBS is in trouble for a braking news

story on Israel.

____________________________________________________________________ FBI Probes Pentagon Spy Case Aug. 27, 2004

CBS News has learned that the FBI has a full-fledged espionage investigation under way and is about to — in FBI terminology — “roll up” someone agents believe has been spying not for an enemy, but for Israel from within the office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl reports the FBI believes it has “solid” evidence that the suspected mole supplied Israel with classified materials that include secret White House policy deliberations on Iran.

At the heart of the investigation are two people who work at The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

The FBI investigation, headed up by Dave Szady, has involved wiretaps, undercover surveillance and photography that CBS News was told document the passing of classified information from the mole, to the men at AIPAC, and on to the Israelis.

CBS sources say that last year the suspected spy, described as a trusted analyst at the Pentagon, turned over a presidential directive on U.S. policy toward Iran while it was, “in the draft phase when U.S. policy-makers were still debating the policy.”

This put the Israelis, according to one source, “inside the decision-making loop” so they could “try to influence the outcome.”

The case raises another concern among investigators: Did Israel also use the analyst to try to influence U.S. policy on the war in Iraq?

With ties to top Pentagon officials Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, the analyst was assigned to a unit within the Defense Department tasked with helping develop the Pentagon’s Iraq policy.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been made aware of the case. The government notified AIPAC today that it wants information about the two employees and their contacts with a person at the Pentagon.

AIPAC told CBS News it is cooperating with the government and has hired outside counsel. It denies any wrongdoing by the organization or any of its employees.

An Israeli spokesman said, “We categorically deny these allegations. They are completely false and outrageous.” The suspected spy has not returned repeated phone calls from CBS News. __________________________________________________________________________ Updated: 09:53 AM EDT Israel Denies Spying Allegations FBI Trying to Determine Whether Pentagon Analyst Passed Secrets on Iran By PETER ENAV, AP

JERUSALEM (Aug. 28) – Israeli officials on Saturday denied allegations that Israel spied on the United States to get information about Iran, despite deep concerns about Tehran’s nuclear program.

U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday said the FBI was investigating whether a Pentagon analyst fed Israel secret materials about White House deliberations on Iranian policy.

The officials refused to identify the suspect, but said the person is an analyst in the office of Douglas J. Feith, undersecretary of defense for policy.

Feith, the No. 3 official in the Pentagon, has close ties to Israel. He prepared an important policy paper for former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before Netanyahu’s election in 1996, and is a former law partner of Marc Zell, an Israeli-American attorney with business interests in Iraq.

The allegations threaten to create tensions between Israel and its closest ally and revived bitter memories of the 1985 arrest of U.S. Navy analyst Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for passing secrets to Israel. The Pollard affair continues to cloud ties between the U.S. and Israeli intelligence communities.

Getty Images The Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Yuval Steinitz, chairman of parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said Saturday that lessons from the Pollard affair have restrained Israel from spying against Washington for two decades.

“Following the Pollard crisis 20 years ago, there was a decision not to spy against the U.S. government or its subsidiaries, and I am confident that this is the case,” he said.

Steinitz said that despite Israel’s deep concern about Iran’s nuclear program it would not be tempted to break its ban on spying against the United States.

“Israel is very concerned … that the ayatollahs will acquire nuclear weapons because this is an unpredictable regime with close network to terror organizations around the world,” he said. “But if you think this might change our previous decision to spy on the U.S., the answer is no.”

The U.S. investigation centers on whether the Pentagon analyst passed secrets about Bush administration policy on Iran to the main pro-Israeli lobbying group in Washington, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which then was said to have given the secrets to the Israeli government, one official said.

AIPAC denied the allegations, and David Siegel, spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington called them “completely false and outrageous.”

In recent months, Israeli officials have repeatedly expressed concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Last month, military Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon accused Iran of developing nuclear weapons in violation of promises to the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency.

“We have to pay serious attention to Iran’s intention to arm itself with nuclear capabilities. This should not only concern Israel, but all the countries of the free world,” Yaalon said.

His remarks, along with warnings from other Israeli security officials, have raised fears in Tehran that Israel was contemplating a pre-emptive strike against Iranian facilities, much as it had done in 1981 when its air force bombed an Iraqi nuclear reactor near Baghdad while Iraq was at war with Iran.

Last week, Iran threatened to destroy Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor if the Jewish state were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

08-28-04 0852EDT

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Before Israel became a state in 1948, Jews worldwide were filled with Zionist propaganda that Israel would be a homeland for all Jews, a refuge for persecuted Jews, a democratic country and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

I am an Ashkenazi Jew who spent the fi
rst 25 years of my life in the United States, the country that has given ALL Jews freedom and the opportunity to prosper – and prosper we Jews did, to the point that one portion of the Jews (the Zionists) have gained a position of political and economic dominance in the U.S.

To fully understand the story I am about to tell, it is important that you understand what Zionism really is. Zionist propaganda has led the American people to belive that Zionism and Judaism are one and the same and that they are religious in nature. THIS IS A BLATANT LIE.

Judaism is a religion; but Zionism is a political movement started mainly by East European (Ashkenazi) Jews who for centuries have been the main force behind communism/socialism. The ultimate goal of the Zionists is one ONE-WORLD GOVERMENT UNDER THE CONTROLL OF

THE ZIONISTS AND THE ZIONISTS ORIENTED JEWISH INTERNATIONAL BANKERS.

Communism/socialism are merely tools to help them accomplish their goal.

I WAS VICTIM OF ZIONIST PROPAGANDA

After the 1967 War, we Jews were filled with pride that ‘our homeland’ had become so powerful and successfull. Then too, we had been filled with the false propaganda that Jews in America were being persecuted.

So, between 1967 and 1970 approximately 50.000 American Jews fell for this Zionist propaganda and migrated to Israel. I was one of those SUCKERS.

After being filled with all this false Zionist propaganda, I felt that I would have a better chance to succeed in the new Jewish state. There was an added enticement – the spirit and challenge of pioneering and of helping my fellow Jews.

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

I had no emotional conflict with leaving the U.S. because I was still able to keep my U.S. citizenship and could return to the U.S. at any time.

You see, Jews are allowed to be citizens of both Israel and some countries – U.S. is one of those countries. The U.S. goverment allows a Jew to be a citizen of both U.S. AND ISRAEL.

German Americans cannot be citizens of both the U.S. and Germany.

Italian Americans cannot be citizen of both U.S. and Italy. Egyptian- Americans cannot be citizens of both the U.S. and Egypt…..BUT, a Jewish American can be a citizen of both Israel and the U.S.

THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE POWER THE ZIONIST JEWS HAVE OVER THE U.S. GOVERMENT.

I ARRIVE IN THE “JEWISH PARADISE”

Before leaving for Israel, a Jewish friend of mine had made arrangements for me to stay a few days with her sister, Fawzia Daboul and her spinster aunt. After arriving at Lod Airport just outside of Tel Aviv, I took a bus to the home of Miss Daboul and her aunt. When I saw Fawzia, it was love at first sigth. I started calling her ‘Ziva’ her Hebrew name. Ziva is a Sephardic Jewess from Iraq who, like myself, had fallen for the Zionist propaganda and had migrated to Israel. She was enployed as a hairdresser.

THE KIBBUTZ

After visiting with Ziva and her her aunt for two days, I left to spend 6 months at Kibbutz ‘Ein Hashofet’ one of the well over 150 such communes then operating in Israel. Since then, many more have been started – especially in the territory taken from the Palestinian Arabs. A kibbutz is a farming and sometimes industrial venture. It is important to explain that Israel’s Kibbutz system is a Marxist idea brought to Israel by the Ashkenazi Jews who migrated to Israel mainly from Poland and Russia.

These Jews are part of that bunch of Jews know as the BOLSHEVIKS. Before 1917, they were the force that laid the foundation for the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 in Russia and the start of Communism.

Again, I want to point out, even emphasize, that it is some of that same bunch of Ashkenazi, Communist/Socialist Jews who migrated to Israel, gained control of the Zionist Movement and have dominated the goverment of Israel since its beginning in 1948.

Now, back to the kibbutz – Prior to 1967, most of the work on the Kibbutz was done by Jews. But, since the 1967 War, the work has been done by Arabs who are paid a very low wage, and by volunteers from overseas. Members of the Kibbutz (all Jews) share all things equally. They receive clothing, food and a small allowance. All profits from the venture go into the Kibbutz account for future use. EACH OF THESE KIBBUTZ ARE AFILIATED WITH ONE OF ISRAEL’S MARXIST PARTIES ranging from SOCIALIST TO HARD-CORE COMMUNIST. The Kibbutz I was in was not hard-core communist. Yet, I was happy to leave after 4 months – two months earlier than originally planned. During the time I was working in the Kibbutz, I karried on courtship with Ziva. She was one of the reasons I left the Kibbutz after only 4 months – we were to be married.

OUR MARRIAGE CREATED PROBLEMS

The marriage ceremony was held in the Sephardic Synagogue. The ceremony was simple but beautiful. Ziva and I were happy, but our marriage created serious problems. You see, Ziva is a Sephardic Jewess and I am an Ashkenazi Jew. For an Ashkenazi Jew to marry a Sephardic

Jew is frowned upon in Israel by the rulling Ashkenazis. To understand why this is the case, you must realize the difference between the Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews.

The powerful Zionist propaganda machine has led the American people to believe that a Jew is a Jew – one race of people and that they are “God’s Chosen People”. I will deal with the “God’s Chosen People” LIE later. First, it is important for you to understand that Jews are NOT a race of people.

There are two distinct groups of Jews in the world and they come from two different areas of the world – the Sephardic Jews from the Middle East and North Africa and the ashkenazi Jews come from Eastern Europe.

The Sephardic is the oldest group and it is they, if any, who are the Jews described in the Bible because they lived in the area described in the Bible.

They are blood relatives to the Arabs – the only difference between them is the religion.

The Ashkenazi Jews, who now compromise 90% of the Jews in the world, had a rather strange beginning. According to historians, many of them Jewish, the Ashkenazi Jews came into existence about 1200 years ago. It happened this way:

At the eastern edge of Europe, there lived a tribe of people know as the Khazars. About the year 740 A.D., the Khazar king and his court decided they should adopt a religion for their people. So, representatives of the three major religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, were invited to present their religious doctrines. The Khazars chose Judaism, but it wasn’t for religious reasons. If the Khazars had chosen Islam, they would have angered the strong Christian world. If they had chosen Christianity, they would have angered the strong Islamic world. So, they played it safe – they chose Judaism. It wasn’t for religious reasons the Khazars chose Judaism; it was for political reasons.

Sometime during the 13th century, the Khazars were driven from their land and they migrated westward with most of them settling in Poland and Russia. These Khazars are now known as Ashkenazi Jews. Because these Khazar Ashkenazi Jews merely chose Judaism, they are not really Jews – at least not blood Jews.

Throughout their history, these Polish and Russian Ashkenazi Jews practiced communism /socialism and worked to have their ideas implemented in these countries.

By the late 1800’s significant numbers of these communist/socialist Jews were found in Germany, the Balkans and eventually all over Europe.

Because of their interference in the social and governmental affairs of Russia, they became the target of persecution by the Czars. Because of this, migration of these communist/ socislist oriented Jews began. Some went to Palestine; some to Central and South America; and a large number of them came to the U.S.

POLITICAL ZIONISM IS BORN

In 1897, the First Zionist Congress was held in Basle, Switzerland. At this Congress, it was decided to work toward the establishment of a Jewish state and a search for land on which to build this Jewish stat
e began. Great Britain offered the Zionists land in Africa. This the Zionists rejected – THEY WANTED PALESTINE!

At the time, Palestine was inhabitated by a half a million Palestinian Arabs and a few Palestinian Jews who are blood related and who had lived together in peace for centuries. With Palestine as their choice for a homeland, European Ashkenazi Jews began migrating to Palestine. As I explained earlier, most were communist/socialist oriented with some of them being radical Bolshevik communists whose aim is world domination.

So when you think of Jews, especially as related to Israel, keep in mind that there is a great difference between Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews. They are not one united people. They are divided socially, politically and especially racially.

Now, back to Ziva, a Sephardic Jewess and I an Ashkenazi Jew, and our lives in the socalled democratic country of Israel

Here is an account from Jack Bernstein, an American Jew who emmigrated to Israel, I’ll give you a bit of it click on the source to read it all afterwoods P.S. It’s particularly interesting how he suffered more racism for being a Jew in Israel than in America, just because he married a Sephardic Jewess:

“A CHALLENGE:

THE CONTENT OF THIS BOOK ARE EXPECTED TO BRING A STRONG REACTION FROM THE ZIONIST JEWS.

I am well aware of the tactics of you, my Zionist brethren, use to quiet anyone who attempts to expose any of your subversive acts. If the person is a Gentile, you cry, “You’re anti-semitic” which is nothing more than a smokescreen to hide your actions.

But, if a Jew is the person doing the exposing, you resort to other tactics:

* First, you ignore the charges, hoping the information will not be given widespread distribution.

* If the information starts reaching too many people, you ridicule the information and the persons giving the information.

* If that doesn’t work, your next step is character assassination. If the author or speaker hasn’t been involved in sufficient scandal, you are adept at fabricating scandal against the person or persons.

*If none of these are effective, you are known to resort to physical attacks.

But, NEVER do you try to prove the information wrong.

So, before you start your efforts to quited me, I offer this challenge:

You Zionists assemble a number of Zionist Jews and witnesses to support your position; and I will assemble a like number of anti-Zionist, pro American Jews and witnesses. Then, the Zionists and the Anti-Zionists will state their position and debate the material in this book as well as related material – the debate to be held on public television.

Let’s explore the information and let the American people decide for themselves if the information is true or false.

ISN’T THAT A FAIR CHALLENGE?

Certainly, you will willingly accept the challenge if what I have written is false.

But, if you resort to crying, “Lies, all lies”, and refuse to debate the material, you will, in effect, be telling the American people that what I have written are the true facts.

Jack Bernstein

“This honest and courageous jew was assassinated some years ago, by MOSSAD. Before his death, he wrote a second book, that we recommend to every truthseeking persons,”

“MY FAREWELL TO ISRAEL, THORN OF THE MIDDLE EAST” By Jack Bernstein.

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Before Israel became a state in 1948, Jews worldwide were filled with Zionist propaganda that Israel would be a homeland for all Jews, a refuge for persecuted Jews, a democratic country and the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

I am an Ashkenazi Jew who spent the first 25 years of my life in the United States, the country that has given ALL Jews freedom and the opportunity to prosper – and prosper we Jews did, to the point that one portion of the Jews (the Zionists) have gained a position of political and economic dominance in the U.S.

To fully understand the story I am about to tell, it is important that you understand what Zionism really is. Zionist propaganda has led the American people to belive that Zionism and Judaism are one and the same and that they are religious in nature. THIS IS A BLATANT LIE.

Judaism is a religion; but Zionism is a political movement started mainly by East European (Ashkenazi) Jews who for centuries have been the main force behind communism/socialism. The ultimate goal of the Zionists is one ONE-WORLD GOVERMENT UNDER THE CONTROLL OF

THE ZIONISTS AND THE ZIONISTS ORIENTED JEWISH INTERNATIONAL BANKERS.

Communism/socialism are merely tools to help them accomplish their goal.

I WAS VICTIM OF ZIONIST PROPAGANDA

After the 1967 War, we Jews were filled with pride that ‘our homeland’ had become so powerful and successfull. Then too, we had been filled with the false propaganda that Jews in America were being persecuted.

So, between 1967 and 1970 approximately 50.000 American Jews fell for this Zionist propaganda and migrated to Israel. I was one of those SUCKERS.

After being filled with all this false Zionist propaganda, I felt that I would have a better chance to succeed in the new Jewish state. There was an added enticement – the spirit and challenge of pioneering and of helping my fellow Jews.

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

I had no emotional conflict with leaving the U.S. because I was still able to keep my U.S. citizenship and could return to the U.S. at any time.

You see, Jews are allowed to be citizens of both Israel and some countries – U.S. is one of those countries. The U.S. goverment allows a Jew to be a citizen of both U.S. AND ISRAEL.

German Americans cannot be citizens of both the U.S. and Germany.

Italian Americans cannot be citizen of both U.S. and Italy. Egyptian- Americans cannot be citizens of both the U.S. and Egypt…..BUT, a Jewish American can be a citizen of both Israel and the U.S.

THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE POWER THE ZIONIST JEWS HAVE OVER THE U.S. GOVERMENT.

I ARRIVE IN THE “JEWISH PARADISE”

Before leaving for Israel, a Jewish friend of mine had made arrangements for me to stay a few days with her sister, Fawzia Daboul and her spinster aunt. After arriving at Lod Airport just outside of Tel Aviv, I took a bus to the home of Miss Daboul and her aunt. When I saw Fawzia, it was love at first sigth. I started calling her ‘Ziva’ her Hebrew name. Ziva is a Sephardic Jewess from Iraq who, like myself, had fallen for the Zionist propaganda and had migrated to Israel. She was enployed as a hairdresser.

THE KIBBUTZ

After visiting with Ziva and her her aunt for two days, I left to spend 6 months at Kibbutz ‘Ein Hashofet’ one of the well over 150 such communes then operating in Israel. Since then, many more have been started – especially in the territory taken from the Palestinian Arabs. A kibbutz is a farming and sometimes industrial venture. It is important to explain that Israel’s Kibbutz system is a Marxist idea brought to Israel by the Ashkenazi Jews who migrated to Israel mainly from Poland and Russia.

These Jews are part of that bunch of Jews know as the BOLSHEVIKS. Before 1917, they were the force that laid the foundation for the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 in Russia and the start of Communism.

Again, I want to point out, even emphasize, that it is some of that same bunch of Ashkenazi, Communist/Socialist Jews who migrated to Israel, gained control of the Zionist Movement and have dominated the goverment of Israel since its beginning in 1948.

Now, back to the kibbutz – Prior to 1967, most of the work on the Kibbutz was done by Jews. But, since the 1967 War, the work has been done by Arabs who are paid a very low wage, and by volunteers from overseas. Members of the Kibbutz (all Jews) share all things equally. They receive clothing, food and a small allowance. All profits from th
e venture go into the Kibbutz account for future use. EACH OF THESE KIBBUTZ ARE AFILIATED WITH ONE OF ISRAEL’S MARXIST PARTIES ranging from SOCIALIST TO HARD-CORE COMMUNIST. The Kibbutz I was in was not hard-core communist. Yet, I was happy to leave after 4 months – two months earlier than originally planned. During the time I was working in the Kibbutz, I karried on courtship with Ziva. She was one of the reasons I left the Kibbutz after only 4 months – we were to be married.

OUR MARRIAGE CREATED PROBLEMS

The marriage ceremony was held in the Sephardic Synagogue. The ceremony was simple but beautiful. Ziva and I were happy, but our marriage created serious problems. You see, Ziva is a Sephardic Jewess and I am an Ashkenazi Jew. For an Ashkenazi Jew to marry a Sephardic

Jew is frowned upon in Israel by the rulling Ashkenazis. To understand why this is the case, you must realize the difference between the Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews.

The powerful Zionist propaganda machine has led the American people to believe that a Jew is a Jew – one race of people and that they are “God’s Chosen People”. I will deal with the “God’s Chosen People” LIE later. First, it is important for you to understand that Jews are NOT a race of people.

There are two distinct groups of Jews in the world and they come from two different areas of the world – the Sephardic Jews from the Middle East and North Africa and the ashkenazi Jews come from Eastern Europe.

The Sephardic is the oldest group and it is they, if any, who are the Jews described in the Bible because they lived in the area described in the Bible.

They are blood relatives to the Arabs – the only difference between them is the religion.

The Ashkenazi Jews, who now compromise 90% of the Jews in the world, had a rather strange beginning. According to historians, many of them Jewish, the Ashkenazi Jews came into existence about 1200 years ago. It happened this way:

At the eastern edge of Europe, there lived a tribe of people know as the Khazars. About the year 740 A.D., the Khazar king and his court decided they should adopt a religion for their people. So, representatives of the three major religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, were invited to present their religious doctrines. The Khazars chose Judaism, but it wasn’t for religious reasons. If the Khazars had chosen Islam, they would have angered the strong Christian world. If they had chosen Christianity, they would have angered the strong Islamic world. So, they played it safe – they chose Judaism. It wasn’t for religious reasons the Khazars chose Judaism; it was for political reasons.

Sometime during the 13th century, the Khazars were driven from their land and they migrated westward with most of them settling in Poland and Russia. These Khazars are now known as Ashkenazi Jews. Because these Khazar Ashkenazi Jews merely chose Judaism, they are not really Jews – at least not blood Jews.

Throughout their history, these Polish and Russian Ashkenazi Jews practiced communism /socialism and worked to have their ideas implemented in these countries.

By the late 1800’s significant numbers of these communist/socialist Jews were found in Germany, the Balkans and eventually all over Europe.

Because of their interference in the social and governmental affairs of Russia, they became the target of persecution by the Czars. Because of this, migration of these communist/ socislist oriented Jews began. Some went to Palestine; some to Central and South America; and a large number of them came to the U.S.

POLITICAL ZIONISM IS BORN

In 1897, the First Zionist Congress was held in Basle, Switzerland. At this Congress, it was decided to work toward the establishment of a Jewish state and a search for land on which to build this Jewish state began. Great Britain offered the Zionists land in Africa. This the Zionists rejected – THEY WANTED PALESTINE!

At the time, Palestine was inhabitated by a half a million Palestinian Arabs and a few Palestinian Jews who are blood related and who had lived together in peace for centuries. With Palestine as their choice for a homeland, European Ashkenazi Jews began migrating to Palestine. As I explained earlier, most were communist/socialist oriented with some of them being radical Bolshevik communists whose aim is world domination.

So when you think of Jews, especially as related to Israel, keep in mind that there is a great difference between Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews. They are not one united people. They are divided socially, politically and especially racially.

Now, back to Ziva, a Sephardic Jewess and I an Ashkenazi Jew, and our lives in the socalled democratic country of Israel __________________________________________________________________________ Rumors of Draft Are Hard to Kill Despite Denials

By CHRISTOPHER COOPER Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journal (Sept. 27) – The e-mails popped up this past spring and have been circulating at an increasingly furious pace. Their unsettling message: The Bush administration, bogged down in Iraq, has made a secret pact with a lame-duck senator and a liberal congressman to resume the military draft as early as next June. Like many rumors, this one contains a germ of truth: Legislation in Congress would resurrect the draft — this time for young women as well as young men. But “the bill is collecting dust,” says Ilene Zeldin, a spokeswoman for Democratic Sen. Ernest Hollings of South Carolina, the Senate bill’s author. The House bill, by Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, is dormant too. “Rangel hasn’t pushed the issue,” says spokesman Emile Milne. And the Bush administration has said repeatedly it has no plans to reinstitute the draft, which ended in 1973.

Despite the denials, the draft-comeback rumors seem to be gaining strength. Their resiliency suggests that many Americans have anxieties lurking just below the surface over the conflict in Iraq. With U.S. forces stretched thin in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands of Army reservists required to serve extended tours of duty, the idea that the draft may have to be reinstituted strikes some as plausible, if not inevitable.

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry last week fueled the concern — perhaps in a bid to improve his standing with women, who may be particularly sensitive to the potential costs of the war. Mr. Kerry hinted that the draft might return in a second Bush term. “If George Bush were to be re-elected, given the way he has gone about this war and given his avoidance of responsibility in North Korea and Iran and other places, is it possible? I can’t tell you,” Mr. Kerry said.

Ralph Nader, meanwhile, began raising the prospect months ago. “Young Americans need to know that a train is coming,” he said in April.

Getty The Army is considering trimming the length of its combat tours in an effort to increase recruiting and retention among its troops.

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