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  •  Perhaps their residual sexism will work (2+ / 0-)
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    against the hawks and they will be reluctant to commit troops to combat when women are among them.

    I believe some leaders find it all too easy to employ our servicemen and servicewomen for other than crucial needs. Corporate adventurism springs to mind.

    Maybe with women among the troops, they will do so with a greater reluctance. Maybe the women's very presence as warriors will save lives that way.

    When blood is cheaper than oil, too many are willing to spill the former for the latter. Perhaps the price of blood is going up.

    I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

    by Gentle Giant on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:21:37 PM PST

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