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Soldier Girl Blues

McD2004 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:51 AM
Phyllis Schlafley's article yesterday provided great reasons why it's ridiculous to put females in combat situation. When will women realize that it's not a slam or sleight against women to not be in combat? Potential for promotion to General is the LAST reason any woman should want to be in combat.

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...