Saturday, July 24, 2004
Preempting another one of those grass-roots thank-you initiatives for our troops ("Jugs for G.I.s"?), the American government is already doing its bit:
"The New Yorker magazine reports in its July 26th edition that members of all four branches of the U.S. military can get face-lifts, breast enlargements, liposuction and nose jobs for free -- something the military says helps surgeons practice their skills.I'm sure this will cheer up all of you single conservative hawks out there on the lookout for the ladies of your dreams: face-lifted, slimmed-down ex-servicewomen with big breasts.
" 'Anyone wearing a uniform is eligible,' Dr. Bob Lyons, chief of plastic surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio told the magazine, which said soldiers needed the approval of their commanding officers to get the time off.
"Between 2000 and 2003, military doctors performed 496 breast enlargements and 1,361 liposuction surgeries on soldiers and their dependents, the magazine said."