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Keep on Truckin'

goldilocks Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 1:02 PM
I am not sure about women in combat. When it comes to women, men's minds turn to mush!
Truckman Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 9:26 PM
Sorry ag;
"Not sure"?-sounds like your mind's already turning. Women in combat,same issues basic as anywhere else;It should be on a case by case basis-some women will prove more capable than others. Some women aren't built for 100# packs,some have no problem with it. Might be worth making it optional-if a woman can pass the training,good deal-she's in. If she's not able,there's a lot of other combat work she might be better equipped for;communications,medical care,drivers,explosives techs,etc. Besides,there's women I know who,in combat,I'd trust with my life over some other men I know. I also know a few men who did their share of the typical Combat Experience,in Nam,Korea,WW-II,and ruined their backs etc. from "carrying their share".

The ability of women to participate in combat is a wonderful accomplishment. I come from a long line of women that were fighters against amazing odds, they got the job done. I'm more concerned with the gutless men and women in Washington that will not do the right thing no matter how dire the final outcome is from each day wasted. Sure, we are settling into a "feel good" era now where backers of the President toss out superlatives about a job market that saw 8 million human beings flee, and GOP lawmakers keep caving on things they used to fight...