I think he's mostly breaking balls. The army did lower its standards for the surge and alot of people got in that just wernt cut out for it. Im saying it as politely as possibly but when I was there we had quite a handful that I didn't trust my life with out in the city. The thing about the marines is their members actually want to be marines. We had a bunch of misfits that couldn't cut it in the real world. Bit on the other hand I am proud to have served with some great soldiers who I wouldn't trade for anyone else.