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Soldier Girl Blues

Ginamero Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:45 AM
I could not. This came about because of government imposed glass ceilings. Was there no other answer to this problem? Soldiers in combat and combat training advance quicker and make more money. Great minds could have come up with an answer other than - let the little girls try out for SEALS and Rangers but drop the admittance for all...wrong answer.

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...