Re: Suspect told 'There's something wrong with you'
- From: "Kris Baker" <parallelcooler@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 19:05:01 -0700
"comadrejo" <comadrejoagua@xxxxxxx> wrote in message news:comadrejoagua-E1EE6E.15274407112009@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Suspect told 'There's something wrong with you'
"We're short of officers, particularly at the major and
lieutenant colonel level because of the war, and
we're short of psychiatrists," said Rostker, who
served as under secretary of defense for personnel
and readiness during the Clinton administration.
"There would have had to be something very detrimental
in his record before there would have been a banner
that would have said, 'No, we don't want to promote him.'"
That's an excellent summary of the wartime manpower issue....
and we're fighting two wars with an all volunteer force. We
have to depend on recruiters, plus college bonuses to get
the officer slots filled. Although in hindsight Hasan looks
scary, he probably wasn't the worst of the worst.
I honestly believe our biggest mistake, was in getting rid
of the draft. When I worked with the young enlisted, one
was the son of a General Motors exec from Illinois, another
was the son of a college president. Others were from
poor or middle class families. You had a real well-rounded
representational military.....plus us civilians.
Now, we're recruiting even the mentally ill and those with
felony records. Cases like this have happened overseas
and not been as newsworthy.
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