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Soldier Girl Blues

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:45 AM
Thanks. You just reinforced my point. Gender, Age, and as a matter of fact, Service norming of physical requirements should be abolished and a single standard military service minimum physical requirement be established. Obviously special forces and certain other specialties in the military require higher standards of physical ability.

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...