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  •  every excuse they have is crap (2+ / 0-)
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    Ticorules, Southern Lib

    We have had female soldiers in combat since 2003. They have all been in the same zones as the men, serving under the same conditions.

    Women have died in service to their country, have been awarded medals for bravery, and have made exactly all the same sacrifices as the men have. Families have lost both mother and father in our wars.

    It has all been figured out and accepted in the field long ago. As long as a woman passes the requirements for her position, they should qualify just as much as the men.

    Women are a great unused asset in the wars we are fighting now and will fight in the future; only they can approach another woman and can learn things that men can never learn. A mother is a mother, and all mothers share their mutual concerns. All mothers protect their children and seek out help for other mothers.

    A male soldier is a threat, a female solider is a confidant.

    I suggest David Frum suit up and go spend a couple of weeks in Afghanistan before he says anything more. He needs some firsthand observations badly.

    Right many are called, and damn few are chosen.

    by Idaho07 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 05:37:37 PM PST

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