Charles Peters is founder of the Washington Monthly and still writes the "Tilting at Windmills" column in each issue. On his blog, Peters comments on Kerry's gaffe about stupid people being the ones who end up in Iraq. For years, Peters has been arguing that our nation should implement a class-blind mandatory draft, and I agree. As Peters sees it, our armed forces should be composed of a representative cross-section of our nation's citizens; every American citizen should make some patriotic contribution to his motherland; and we would all benefit by having one two-year period when members of each of our social classes would be integrated as they work, eat, sleep, shower, and fight.
Anyhow, Peters thinks Kerry made an honest mistake, but I think it was a Freudian slip. (And if you're interested, here's a 1989 piece by Michael Kinsley opposing Peters' proposal for a national draft.)