You've seen it in the movies: A bitch who is so cold-hearted she sends a "Dear John" letter to her sweetheart while he's in combat. Well, it turns out the United States government is that cold-hearted bitch:
The Pentagon is laying off thousands of military officers, including those serving or who have recently served in Afghanistan.
Defense Department officials said the reductions are the result of mandatory spending cuts imposed by sequestration and are part of their larger plan to reduce the number of U.S. soldiers from 520,000 to 450,000.
Roughly 2,600 captains and other officers have or will be laid off, with more expected, Fox News learned Friday.
The decision to send pink slips to soldiers overseas on active duty is dangerous and bad for morale, says retired Major Gen. Robert Scales.
"Bad for morale" -- gee, ya think? It's bad for my morale, too, to know the military is being gutted. "Imposed by sequestration" -- what a crock. This is just pursuing the progressives' dream of taking money from defense so they can pour down the rathole of entitlement spending. President Obama has never made any secret that he thinks American strength is a problem rather than a solution, and that downsizing us from super power status would be a good thing. Yeah, make us less safe. That'll show us!