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Soldier Girl Blues

Roy323 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:54 PM
Michael160-"but actually, who cares, this debate is over" may not be quite true as far as finality is concerned. If the Draft is reinstated with no GENDER exemption, as has been suggested, the "debate"will be just beginning!

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...