Too Much of Too Few

The great Joe Galloway nails it today with this piece. This should send shudders down your spine:

A total of 35 percent of the West Point Class of 2000 left the Army in 2005; 46 percent of the Class of 2001 left in 2006, and a staggering 58 percent of the Class of 2002 left active duty when their obligation expired this year.

Those figures are mirrored among officers who are commissioned through university ROTC programs, with attrition rates now at a 30-year high. The Army Reserve reports that the situation is even worse for critical ranks and specialties: The Reserve has only 58 percent of the sergeants first class it needs, 53 percent of the needed captains and 74 percent of needed majors.

He continues on noting that in the enlisted ranks bonuses have increased and standards lowered for enlistment. What these people are doing to our Army is a goddamn disgrace. Bush and his pack of war criminals and scalawags are not worthy of the offices the hold.

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