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Defense Secretary Panetta Opens Combat to Women

Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 24, 2013

Make Love, Not WarThis week Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a directive that for the first time allows American women the honor of serving in military combat positions.  What a remarkable transformation for the Country in just a few decades.  It wasn’t too long ago that America’s Baby Boomers were fleeing the Country to avoid serving in the military.  The chant then was often “make love, not war”.  It seems that it is now everyone’s right to make war.

There are legitimate arguments against women serving in military combat positions.  Those on the Left all too often consider any such discussions chauvinistic, anti-women, bigoted, etc.  Now those are discussion stoppers.

As long as the physical and mental demands of combat are set at the current high standards, it is reasonable to allow any person the opportunity to die for one’s country.  However, this record has been played too many times before.  What will start as objective criteria for combat readiness will soon devolve into Progressive gibberish of gender “fairness”.  The result will be a fighting force with lower productivity, readiness and higher cost.  We have come a long way baby!

Below is a related recent article posted in the nationalreview.com.  Well said Michael Walsh.

You’re In the Army Now, By Michael Walsh

As Daniel Foster points out, with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s new directive to admit women to combat positions, there is no longer any rationale for excluding them from the draft.  And given that president Obama is hell-bent on turning the U.S. into a European-style social democracy (instead of leaving it as a constitutional republic), it simply stands to reason that Julia and millions of gals like her should be more than happy to step up and salute the new American order. Liberty, Equality, Sorority!

Okay, so Julia didn’t actually have military service included in her fantasy love affair with Obama the Beneficent:  She was busy getting free surgery, courtesy of being able to stay on her parents’ insurance until turning 26, then segueing into a rewarding career as a web designer and having a child at public expense; the only combat Julia was asked to see was in the GOP’s War on Women, happily defeated.

Now, under the new and improved Gurl Power, Julia will come complete with an M-16, the even scarier-looking military version of the dreaded AR-15 that the Obama team would love to see banned.  But hey, no contradiction there; once through the looking glass, even the most contradictory circumstances make a crazy kind of sense.

Who’s really surprised?  Here we are, only a few days into the second term, and already the blizzard of “fundamental transformation” has kicked up. Freed from the tiresome obligation to have to disguise what he really believes, the president is now out and proud, damning the pitiful Republican torpedoes and proceeding full speed ahead to the Alinskyite paradise he knows is just around the corner.

Fasten your seat belts – it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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