Actually, "gutting the military" isn't as bad as it sounds. When the Iraqi and Afghan wars started, the Army issued a lot of waivers on recruiting. Waivers that allowed people with felony records; tats and people who didn't make the physical cuts to enlist. Now that the wars are either over/in drawdown, the "gutting" will reach out to those people. It also would have happened anyway due to manpower needs. Obama didn't even have to "suggest" it. As far as Michelle is concerned, the Troops are wise to her too. She might think they are "hoorahing" her but, I suggest, that the majority of them are just waiting for her to get gone so they can get back to work. Being "encouraged" to listen "to the Brass from DC" is tedious. Been there.