Selective Service Email Hoax

Sep 22, 2004

Recently an email has been rapidly making the rounds that states that the Bush Administration is reinstating the draft in 2005.

This has been confirmed as an urban legend, which is loosely based on current pending legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, but is expected to fail by a very wide margin, according to many experts within the military and U.S. government.

Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, the senior Democrat on the Senate Armed Services personnel subcommittee […]: “There is very little support in Congress for reinstating the draft.”

“It ain’t going to happen,” said Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration who is now with the Center for American Progress, a liberal Washington think tank.

“It’s an urban legend, and urban legends die hard,” said Rep. Ed Schrock, R-Va., a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

The Selective Service has a notice on their website stating that this email is a hoax.

If you receive this email, please do not forward it.