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Soldier Girl Blues

MNTeacher Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:35 PM
This decision will not only lead to the deaths of more women, but more men as well. It is a well understood military concept that soldiers are strong because they can depend on the men standing next to them. Diminish that, and you diminish the success and survival chances of everyone in the unit. I will no longer advocate a career in the military to any of my students, nor will I allow any of my children to serve. I will not have them die for some liberal a-hole's 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...