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October 10, 2005

Lower Standards

From the Carpetbagger Report:

Lower Standards: One has to wonder if Knight Ridder's Joseph Galloway was giggling when he wrote this lead earlier in the week:

Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey and vice chief of staff Gen. Richard Cody said Monday that the Army was using looser Defense Department rules that permitted it to sign up more high school dropouts and people who score lower on mental-qualification tests, but they denied that this meant it was lowering standards.

Classic. Lower standards? Of course not; all we're doing is making it easier for the Army to accept young recruits who don't have a high school degree and who fail mental-qualification tests, who would have otherwise been rejected under the yardsticks used in recent years.

What makes anyone think this would be an example of lower standards?

Impeach George W. Bush. Impeach him now.

Posted by DeLong at October 10, 2005 07:17 PM