Women in Combat?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Obama says:

Mr. Obama has said repeatedly that he will draw down the U.S. military presence in Iraq if he becomes president, but he has also said he would increase the number of troops in Afghanistan, where Taliban forces have seen a resurgence in recent years.

During a CNN/YouTube debate for Democratic presidential candidates last year, he said he doesn't "agree" with the draft.

But he did say women should be expected to register with the Selective Service, comparing the role of women to black soldiers and airmen who served during World War II, when the armed forces were still segregated.

"There was a time when African-Americans weren't allowed to serve in combat," Mr. Obama said. "And yet, when they did, not only did they perform brilliantly, but what also happened is they helped to change America, and they helped to underscore that we're equal.

Are women who want to sign up for military service being discriminated against, as African Americans were long ago? Oh, he wants it to be compulsory. He's not pro-choice when it comes to women choosing to serve in the military or choosing to be mothers at home.

Saddest is when he says this:
"And I think that if women are registered for service -- not necessarily in combat roles, and I don't agree with the draft -- I think it will help to send a message to my two daughters that they've got obligations to this great country as well as boys do."

That's YOUR job, Mr. Obama. Teach your children well. You cannot instill character and duty through legislation, it must be learned through example. If your daughters don't think they have any civil obligations when they grow up, it's YOUR fault, not the government's.

And Sometimes Tea has some good thoughts on this.

H/T Happy Hearts at Home

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