As World War II ground toward its conclusion, the German Army became desperate for manpower. They began to fill up this void with old men and boys.
Apparently "President" Bush has taken a page from the Germans. The Pentagon has eliminated the limit on time a soldier can serve in active duty.
Morever, apparently mentally ill people are fair game for active duty. Apparently Pfc. Steven D. Green, who was the ringleader in the murder of an Iraqi family in December of 2005 had been diagnosed as a homicidal threat by a military mental health team, yet was sent back into active duty.
Like my neighbor's bumper sticker says-- "If you aren't outraged, you haven't been paying attention."