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Soldier Girl Blues

Chester1776 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:20 AM
One solution is to have all female and all male combat units. If a woman falls, she will be light enough for a another woman to carry from the field. No more concerns about practicing hygiene in front of someone of the opposite sex. No concerns about changing behavior because of the presence of someone of the opposite sex. No concern about sexual activity other than the typical amount of homosexuality that already goes on.

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...