Famous election slogan
of William Lyon Mackenzie King
, Liberal prime minister
during World War II
Attempt to mollify both English Canada, which wanted to support England during the war, and French Canada, which did not. Led to the Conscription Crisis, so-called.
This has come to be a template for, particularly, but not exclusively, election promises of the Liberal Party of Canada. Generally it is a way to both promise to do something, and not to promise it at the same time.
What the best politicians do all the time.
In the United States conscription is called the draft, or more formally, the Selective Service.