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Soldier Girl Blues

stangerinmyownland Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:52 PM
I think you are right. The Navy's experiment on carriers worked out well, didn't it. When I was back from RVN in and back in the States, I served with women in an admin company. If a WAC wanted an early out, all she had to do was get pregnant. Not a big deal, but it sort of highlights the difference in the sexes. What to do with pregnant soldiers? When do they leave a combat unit, immediately, 3 mos, 6 mos? Are the unborn children to be protected? And why does a combat unit have to deal with this. Young men and young women should not be left in the same room unsupervised or we will have puppies.

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...