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Soldier Girl Blues

Phil Byler Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:02 AM
This was Obama's doing. He wanted it done before Hagel could be Defense Secretary without the issue bogging Hagel down. Panetta was a loyal enough soldier to do what he knows very well is a bad idea and knows very well that the combat arms men in the U.S. Military are opposed to.
David70 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:12 AM
The progs are winning. And they don't care if they are wrong which they are with few exceptions.

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...