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Soldier Girl Blues

45caliber Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:35 PM
This is one of the biggest mistakes made. It will encourage sex and rape and will reduce the effectiveness of the military as men try to protect the women - or carry the loads the women simply aren't built to handle.
Michael160 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:02 PM
I dunno, based on what I've seen on the Internet, women can handle a lot of loads.

What if, during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney had accused President Obama of wanting to let servicewomen serve in combat? After all, Obama had hinted as much in 2008. What would Obama's response have been?

My hunch is that he would have accused Romney of practicing the "politics of division" or some such and denied it.

In any case, wouldn't an open debate have been better than putting women into combat by fiat? You'd think the folks who are always clamoring for a "national conversation" on this, that and the other thing would prefer to make a sweeping change after, you...