In a Memorial Day speech, John McCain cited a study saying that said granting additional college benefits to soldiers would reduce reenlistment rates by 16%. Jon Stewart pointed out that John McCain’s remarks were misleading.
Stewart said, “A 16% drop in retention rates that is tough to replace. Unless, of course, that same GI bill would somehow increase recruitment in a way that might offset that loss. Which according to the same study mccain was quoting, it does. by 16% to be precise.”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast May 29, 2008.