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Soldier Girl Blues

Kodiak5 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:48 PM
Check your science, Doug. Just because the sex-related performance difference for aerobic capacity is not as great as the difference in upper-body strength doesn't make aerobic capacity a "strong point." There are some women who can probably handle the physical stresses of combat better than some men, but that is a foolish argument. The question shuold be, "How does the Obama Administration's screening of 'G.I. Jane' make our military more effective?"

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...