The Army is so short of officers it now has to promote 98% of its captains to major. The folks who ought to be moving up the ranks of senior noncoms are being pushed through OCS. And 20% of the recruits get in only by waiving some of the enlistment standards. This is really, really, really bad news.
Yes, having wrecked the civil service, Team Bush is well on its way to breaking the army. It took twenty years of back-breaking work for the Barry McCaffrey/Wes Clark generation of West Point grads to rebuild the Army after Vietnam. Now all that work is going to have to be done again.
How could anyone with an ounce of patriotism in his body not hate the Bush/Cheney/Rove/Rumsfeld Axis of Vandalism?