• Rick Santorum Has Emotions About Women Serving in Combat

    Yesterday, the Pentagon announced a relaxation on certain restrictions on women in the military, allowing them to serve in non-combat positions alongside combat forces, while retaining the ban on service in infantry, armor and special forces. Rick Santorum, veteran of the 101st Chickenhawk Division, predictably has an opinion on this

    "Look, I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country, and they do so in an amazing and wonderful way. They're a great addition to the — and have been for a long time — to the armed services of our country," Santorum said. "But I do have concerns about women in frontline combat."

    What are these concerns? Perhaps "females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days because they get infections, and they don't have upper body strength," but alas, that's the concern of Newt Gingrich, a man who can't climb out of his chair at L'Auberge Chez Francois without a hand…

    "I think that can be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interests of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved. And I think that's probably — you know, 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. I think that's probably not in the best interests of men, women or the mission."

    Will women get their women tears all over expensive military equipment, rusting their rifles with feelings-juice? No! As Santorum explains, the danger would be to men who will attempt to protect their female soldiers in moments of danger, which is somehow different from what soldiers of any gender do right now because Rick Santorum says so.

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    Tags: Men and Women, Military, Rick Santorum

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