The nation’s reaction and the military’s response to the capture of Jessica Lynch in Iraq in 2003 is the reason women should not serve in combat. The nation was horrified when the Iraqi’s captured a pretty young female soldier. The military responded with a daring raid that fortunately resulted in her rescue. Good, but what would the military do in a future war if hundreds of women were captured? Would they divert valuable resources from the fight just to free them? Would they put thousands of other soldier’s lives at risk in that effort? And how would the public react? Proponents of this foolish idea better put their heads where they can breath fresh air.