Posted By Jennie Chancey on January 30, 2013
Another excellent piece from Mercatornet:
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proclaimed that, “The time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service,”
Why is this necessary? How did such a “time” arrive upon us? According to theWall Street Journal, “last February, Mr. Panetta ordered US military service chiefs to find ways to expand the role of women.” In other words, the military chiefs did not go to the Secretary of Defense and say, “we need to place women in combat units in order to fulfill our military mission.”…
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D. Ill), a former Army pilot who lost both her legs in Iraq when her helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, said the decision will allow the “best man or woman on the front line.” Absolutely, if a woman can kill men more effectively than a man can, why not let them? Women killing men is an essential part of equal opportunity….
There is another serious problem that requires no sarcasm. According to John Luddy, in a 1994 backgrounder for the Heritage Foundation, “History shows that the presence of women has had a devastating impact on the effectiveness of men in battle.” Why? For example, “a review of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War… revealed that men tried to protect and assist women rather than continue their attack. As a result, they not only put their own lives in greater danger, but also jeopardized the survival of the entire unit. The study further revealed that unit morale was damaged when men saw women killed and maimed on the battlefield.” [Dear Heaven, let's hope it "damages morale" to see women killed and maimed. What's next? Desensitizing us to children being killed and maimed?]
Read the full piece at THIS LINK.