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Soldier Girl Blues

Arkay66 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:39 AM
Having three kids and not being within the registration range of 18-26 pretty much takes you out of a potential draft. Further, the rule being relaxed was for assignment to certain types of units, not for opening the Infantry to women. Not every position in a combat unit is a combat assignment -- they need support personnel, too. Unless/until the Army and Marine Corps come out with specific instructions on assigning women to the Infantry or Special Forces branches, which ain't gonna happen, relax.

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...