Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics

What if they let some experts give their opinion and it was then accepted as fact? It happens all the time, but this was very close to lying, if not the real deal. Some bitter retirees gave their opinion just to bash President Bush again. Colin Powell, Barry McCaffery and Bob Scales all put their mouth in gear without their brain engaged.

Army Maj. Gen. Bob Scales, the former head of the Army War College, agreed. He wrote in an editorial in the Washington Times on March 30:

“If you haven’t heard the news, I’m afraid your Army is broken, a victim of too many missions for too few soldiers for too long. … Today, anecdotal evidence of collapse is all around.”

But the statistics prove them, and the others that jumped on that old bandwagon were wrong. You decide why they would jump to conclusions.

According to Army statistics obtained exclusively by FOX News, 70 percent of soldiers eligible to re-enlist in 2006 did so — a re-enlistment rate higher than before Sept. 11, 2001. For the past 10 years, the enlisted retention rates of the Army have exceeded 100 percent. As of last Nov. 13, Army re-enlistment was 137 percent of its stated goal.

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Be sure to read the rest, it has some charts to prove what Fox News is reporting, and some excuses from the ones that didn’t use statistics, just misguided opinions.

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