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Friday, February 10, 2012

Rick Santorum on women in combat

From a Washington Post article (can be found HERE), Rick Santorum explaining why women should not be in combat:


“I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved. It already happens, of course, with the camaraderie of men in combat, but I think it would be even more unique if women were in combat,” Santorum added. “And I think that’s not in the best interests of men, women or the mission.”

Basically what the Senator from Virginia (courtesy of Gort) is saying is that women are too emotional to serve.  Perhaps, also, when it is "that time of the month" they may be even more emotional.

For the record, I am open to rational discussions about the role that women should play in the military.  But seriously, this is Rick Santorum's best argument?  What's next, claiming that Hispanics shouldn't serve as fighter pilots because of their propensity to take naps in the middle of the day?

Rick Santorum is on the cutting edge of thinking...if this were the year 1812.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is complete bullcrap, i have served with women in all of my units since 2008 and i've seen plenty of them around me who've proven that they could only cover their comrades in a firefight, but also drag them (if under the circumstance that someone where to get shot) out of the line of fire. my unit holds drills to help train both men and women for hostile combat related environments. all im saying is that if this presidential canidate wont let women serve in combat cause of some emotions that he thinks they may have then he doesnt have my vote. (i am a male, serving in the us army, and i have plenty of Female SOLDIERS who are willing to throw their lives on the line for anyone in america, even for a politician who i am sure as hell never EVER even seen the war in iraq or afghanistan up close and personal. so he needs to shut the f up and think before he says something that will loose him the damn election!!!)

Stephen Albert said...

"Anonymous"...more than anything else, thank you for your continued service to our country.

It's interesting that, UNLIKE YOU, none of the Presidential candidates have ever served in the military. Yet all of these folks seem to have such strong opinions on this topic. Personally I think YOUR THOUGHTS on this subject hold far more value than those of a sweatervest wearing Virginia resident who believes...among other things...that states should have the right to ban contraception.

Again thank you for your service to our country and thank you for reading & commenting on my blog. I am honored!

- S.G. Albert