"Escalation" In Iraq Pushes Bush to Recruit Among Prison Convicts

If you were an Iraqi, this would make you feel much better, right? From Alternet, reported by Robin Morgan of the Women's Media Center, the decision to take recruitment not just to other countries (promising American citizenship someday, if the soldiers survive) but to U.S. prisons as well:

Escalating the war in Iraq means the military will grant more "moral waivers" -- permitting recruits with criminal records and emotional problems who would otherwise be unfit to serve.