You might also want to read the comments following that report to understand what kind of blog this story is being reported on. It's blatantly partisan political. What is being reported may or may not be accurate. If it is it true it illustrates the kind of thing that can happen with big, mindless bureaucracies. The thrust of the story...that the Bush administration is personally behind this policy is most likely pure BS. It's doubtful they are even personally aware of the policy. The DOD is a giant bureaucracy with thousands upon thousands of rules and regulations promulgated by bureaucrats. Any person with a modicum of knowledge about the US government knows this but if they have a political agenda it might serve their purposes to place the blame directly on the Bush administration.