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The Turret Gunner Was a She

amirvish Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 9:56 AM
General Dempsey has also put the services on notice by telling them that they must justify high standards that exclude women. In other words, the priority is not performance or equal standards but inclusion. This clown may be a general but he is to a real one what McClellan was to Grant: prissy, squishy, gutless and unsuccessful.

Martin Dempsey, the Army general who's now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. "I asked the driver ... who he was (and) where he was from," the general remembers, "and I slapped the turret gunner around the leg and I said, 'Who are you?' And she leaned down and said, 'I'm Amanda.'

"And I said, 'Ah, OK.' So female turret gunner protecting division commander."

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