Because freedom can't protect itself
If you are going to post articles and can't take criticism (delete comments) from a conservative combat arms perpective, then disable comments. You were not a grunt and are not qualified to comment on the subject. Liberals can't handle the truth.
Neither can conservatives. They can't handle ANY truths that they just don't FEEL like handling, and I'm not a Liberal when I say that. I've never been liberal, I grew up in a Republican family and still live around a pack of Republicans. And they can't handle any truths they don't WANT to handle. Like it's none of their gd business who decides to do WHAT with their own gd bodies. Like that Bush approved of torture and it was disgusting beyond words AND it ruined the chance of getting a clean conviction on the prisoners at Guantanamo. From a judge's own mouth it's ruined it. He said "Torture will be central to mitigation," meaning that even if they get convicted their sentencing will be more lenient b/c freakin' ass BUSH and company couldn't restrain their gd selves, couldn't control their gd testosterone long enough to consider the freakin' possible consequences, which they knew but elected to cast the knowledge to the winds in pursuit of torturing information from prisoners. They just figured nobody would find them out.
I don't know a single thing that a damn Republican can handle unless you agree with every damn thing they say.
I have no idea why someone would want to put themselves in the path of danger, I don't even understand why my brother wants to and I don't GIVE a crap if he's a man. He's still made of flesh and freakin' bones and can die by gunfire as fast as ANYone no matter HOW many extra legs they lack.
But for the record, there's like nothing BUT women police officers in Mesa Arizona, and they go out with a gun to do battle with those shadowy "bad guys with guns" on a damn daily basis and none of them is dead or stressed beyond the ability to do it.
The military's supposed to be even better training than the police academy. If women can be police officers it seems like women would be even better prepared to be soldiers.
I knew a woman soldier. I saw no difference between her ability to do things and an average man's. If they want to imagine there is one, they'll go right ahead and do it. I don't really care.
I have no idea why anybody wants to run around with a gun on them, but I'm sure that people of EITHER sex can do so b/c I've seen it from both.
With all due respect, I honestly wonder why any woman would WANT to see ground combat. This is not because of her gender. I also wonder it about males. I don't know any Veterans of Foreign wars who wouldn't gladly give away their medals of war if it meant the memories of warfare would disappear with them.
A fellow serviceman called me unpatriotic for this notion of wondering why people would actively seek OUT war, but I would have asked of him (in other circumstances) if he would keep his medals of bravery and honor if someone told him that giving them up would relieve him of the hidden scars of war, especially those obtained through guerrilla warfare in battles with an enemy who DIDN'T follow the Geneva Convention that WE were expected to follow at all times regardless of WHAT VC was doing. Which is admirable but a patently ridiculous expectation for keeping your butt alive.
I say be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it - and a whole lot more than you ever knew you wanted.
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