Saturday, September 14

Get with the program, soldier! - Say goodbye to the bearish special forces troops in Afghanistan. After being celebrated in books and movies as a different breed of soldier who didn't have to observe customary military grooming, U.S. special forces have been ordered to shave. Out came the shears and razors when commanders were apparently embarrassed by news photos showing our commandos with great bushy beards, unkempt hair and serious violations of the dress code. Some us found the gruff look perfectly appealing, but I suppose that's not what the army was really going for.