First all tats are grandfathered so this applies ONLY to new recruits. So why the nephews are getting out must have other reasons.
Second have you ever stood in battle? I was a crawling motor scooter....
Third many tats have to be covered that has been going on for awhile now. Unless we can see the cross tat it is difficult to tell. If he is as vocal about Muslims I can see where he might be considered a tad racist...
Fourth you sure have a lot of 'nephews' serving- any sons doing so?
Fifth- now that we are no longer engaged in Iraq the recruitment situation has changed and many want in, the armed forces can be a bit more selective.
Sixth- all branches can afford to lose some so-called good men, plenty more signing up.
severnth- back to your original rant, since the Crotch started the Tats regulations first, are they the biggest sissies????