Though Mr. Bush has repeatedly and emphatically stated that he has no intention of bringing back the draft, Mr. Kerry has proposed a program of compulsory national service. (This is not a year for the irony-challenged.) This is a draft, but it has a softer label. Mr. Kerry has said that he intends to fight "a more sensitive war on terror." Presumably, he plans to fight it with "more sensitively" drafted conscripts.