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Soldier Girl Blues

Specious Rule Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:16 PM
A war is often lost when the movement is halted due to insufficient support. Our attention as civilians, of this crucial aspect of a fighting force, is often diverted by the heroics and valor of the battlefield. But the truth is that the woman of the armed forces, in any role, play a very important part in winning a war. Not sure that our army needs women to participate in combat. If there was a lack of men willing to fill combat roles then it might be. Why now? This decision seemed to come out of nowhere. Just woke up one morning and there it was...

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...