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  •  UnaSpenser: throughout the wars since Korea (7+ / 0-)

    women have found themselves in the middle of combat operations (front lines as a concept became very fluid after the "trench warfare" era proved unsustainable), but have not had the commensurate recognition of the risks they faced -- including in cases like Lori Piestewa's.

     As a veteran, I'm actually pretty sure what this is going to do is fundamentally change the military -- for the better.

    Now, if we can do the same thing with the world's C-in-C's, we may indeed be able to reduce the hazards of war for all of us.

    As long, though, as there's a Pat Robertson or an awl-Awliki in power anywhere, we're going to be fighting an uphill battle, quite literally.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:21:40 PM PST

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