I can see and understand the government's side about wanting our armed servicemen's looks to be respectable.
War isn't pretty. They lay their lives on the line to protect this country. They do things they may not enjoy, like, or want to do in order to protect this country. Be it 115 degrees, or 20 below zero, those troops are out there fighting and doing what's necessary to ensure our country stays safe. Shots ringing out everywhere, bombs going off everywhere, landmines, booby traps, you name it. Those soldiers are doing a job that quite a few people don't have the heart or ability to do. If they want a tattoo to make them feel stronger, more of a unit, more tough, or to show respect, honor, or any of the hundreds of reasons they have to get one, I do not see a problem with that. If Bush wants to put on a "pretty" face for the enemy, send in the clean cut desk jockeys and we'll see how long they survive. Having rules in war is bad enough, but now trying to make those participating in war pretty as well? Gimme a break. What's next? Push-ups for getting mud, grass stains, or blood on one's uniform? Ridiculous.
EDIT: Make no mistake, I'm not implying anything negative about the desk jockeys (my father was one - Air Force strategic command), just showing that war is not "pretty".
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Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....