Under construction… just some notes so far.
The Raw Data:
2009 – West point is ranked #1 by Forbes. Wasn’t too long ago when the Naval Academy was #1. It was certainly the most selective anyway. (citation needed)
Statistics on education of military personnel
The Demographics of Military Enlistment After 9/11, Tim Kane, Ph.D., November 3, 2005
“You know, education — if you make the most of it — you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
Military responds w/
“Halp us Jon Carry – We R stuck hear n Irak.” banner
Calls West Point “enemy camp” and “strange Venue”:
“I think it’s true of most wars,” Matthews said. “They start with a lot of excitement. I remember the scene in ‘Gone with the Wind’ where the rebels are so excited about going to war with the North, a country they can’t beat because of its industrial advantage and population advantage. They are going to lose that war eventually.”
However, Matthews also said he saw a lot of skepticism among some of the older audience members at West Point, which he called “the enemy camp” and “a strange venue.”
Snopes on the draft dodging claim.