Instapundit linked up this Blackfive article that explains the reality behind the media's "Bush administration recalling old soldiers" spin:
The military is not calling back discharged and retired individual soldiers. They are dipping into the Individual Ready Reserve. There is a big difference between calling up IRR soldiers and recalling retired or discharged soldiers.
When you sign a contract to enlist or get a commission, it is generally for EIGHT years. You perform four years of Active Duy, then you have four left in the Reserves or National Guard.
The media getting something wrong to make a conservative administration look bad. How shocking.
Update: Also of note, the AP's instant rehabilitation of Saddam's personal portrait artist as a "man-on-the-street" representative of Iraqis who think the recent handover is bogus. It might be, but using a quote from someone with an obvious tie to the previous administration and not mentioning it is, well, let's say just a little sneaky, don't you think?