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Instant Replay: Pagliuca Does Not Support The Draft

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Staff for Democratic Senate Candidate have just sent out this blast e-mail to Massachusetts media:

PAGLIUCA STATEMENT CLARIFYING COMMENTS MADE REGARDING A MILITARY DRAFT

CAMBRIDGE, MA – U.S Senate Candidate Steve Pagliuca today clarified his comments made regarding a military draft:

"I was asked a question during this morning’s radio debate about reinstating the military draft that I misunderstood. I incorrectly interpreted the question to be asking if I would support a mandatory draft in the event we needed additional troops and my answer was yes.

"I now realize that was not the question posed to me, and I want to be clear that I do not support reinstating the military draft at this time. If there was a need to increase our troop levels beyond what could be supported by our voluntary recruitment, I would support a mandatory draft that would be fair, transparent and equal.

"I have consistently said I would support a policy to safely and judicious get our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan."

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