Perhaps in time young Anthony Bauswell will come to recognize his profound good luck in being rejected. His odds of dying or being maimed in a foreign land for elites willing to risk his life just declined dramatically.* Same for his odds of having to spend the latter part of his life with the deaths of other young men on his conscience.
Too bad the Marines are becoming more PC. Alas, its been happening for years. Its just that the Marines have been resisting, so the deterioration has been slow. So, really, this is a non-story. Just another back step in a sad, slow retreat.**
*I am a former Marine. I have room to talk. I'd better not hear any patriotic pablum taking me to task. Fair warning. I have a former USMC general officer--Smedley Butler--on my side of the argument. If you want to criticize my comment with patriotic jingoism and neocon catchphrases, just go right ahead.
**Now, Marines will tell you Marines don't retreat. They will on occasion "move backward for tactical reasons." However, the current business about Anthony's tattoo is a retreat in the face of overwhelming PC.