President Bush has issued a “no draft” pledge, but the signs are increasingly obvious that the Army (and Marines) are stretched beyond thin. I read today that the Army is shipping the unit that serves as opposing forces in military exercises to fight in Iraq. There’s no doubt that they’ll do an excellent job, but it says something about the general lack of resources in the Army that they’d ship this unit to Iraq. People worry about President Bush invading another country if he’s reelected, but it looks more and more every day like the military just won’t be prepared to engage in such an activity anytime soon. It’s going to take some time to reconstitute itself after Iraq is pacified or abandoned.