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Soldier Girl Blues

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:21 AM
Don't try and confuse us with a bunch of "science" and theory" about how men and women are different, Goldberg! Haven't you seen Starship Troopers? Or Aliens? What more proof do you need? If women can fight giant bugs right alongside their lovers in great movies like that, what makes you think women can't whup up on a few crazy arabs in backwardistan? We're creating change here! We don't need no stinkin' "facts"!

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...