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Soldier Girl Blues

michigander4 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:13 AM
The most brutal, militaristic countries of the 20th century, Japan and Germany, saw defeat coming in the waning days of WWII. They were desperate to turn the situation around. Indeed, Japan had resorted to suicide missions, and Germany was sending 13-14 year-old boys into harms way. But as desperate to prevail as they were, they drew the line at throwing their women into ground (infantry) combat. Why? The answer is very simple. They knew that sending women into combat would thoroughly demoralize the male troops.... and would make a bad situation even worse. One would think our genius leadership would take a lesson from this. But nooooo, they are wiser than the examples of history, and must conduct this stupid social experiment.

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...