At least one reason that liberals aren't signing up in big numbers is that they don't trust this administration and they oppose the war. But, what about the righties? Why aren't they signing up in big numbers? Are they too scared? Are they too selfish? Or are they so messed up that the only way to get them to sign up is to lower the bar? http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...40118feb14,1,5661316.story?ctrack=1&cset=true Army lowered bar for recruits in '05 Struggling to boost its ranks in wartime, the Army has sharply increased the number of recruits who would normally be barred because of criminal misconduct or problems with alcohol and illegal drugs. Last year, almost 1 in 6 Army recruits had a background problem that would have disqualified them from military service. In order to accept them, the Army granted exceptions known as recruiting waivers. Recruits with medical problems made up the largest single category of those given waivers. However, the largest increase was among recruits with a history of criminal conduct or drug and alcohol problems, according to Army data. In all, the Army granted waivers to 11,018 recruits in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2005, or 15 percent of those accepted into the service that year. Those figures are up sharply from 2004, when 9,300 waivers were granted, or 12 percent of those joining the Army.