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Soldier Girl Blues

digdigby Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:53 AM
Women in combat is the worse thing to happen to America in my lifetime. That it is a 'popular' decision proves that two generations of media indoctrination have completed their work.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:23 AM
It makes one wonder: is a country that sends its women into battle even worth killing for--let alone dying for. Eight centuries after the last Crusade, the Saracens have finally won.

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...