I would not be at all surprised were the totalitarian monsters who presently run our government to give Jessica Lynch the Medal of Honor. They tell us that the feisty teenager fired everything she had and killed as many as she could before she was captured. So far, they haven’t told us how she acquired her curious wounds, so many broken bones including spinal injury. They haven’t told us whether the Saddamites gave her the treatment they routinely gave females they didn’t like. Remember that rape was one of the lesser reasons, after Weapons of Mass Destruction, why we needed to effect “regime change” in Iraq.
The buildup already has begun. If the totalitarians decide to do as we expect, they would use Jessica as the symbol of the new, genderless, interchangeable military; she would be perfect for the job because she is so petite and appears to be so feminine. Substantial female enlistment would thereby be encouraged, which would make it easy to include women when the military draft is resumed. Soon, we could see Jessica, rather than Uncle Sap, pointing at us from the nation’s billboards, saying, “I want you.”
So the time is right for another look at women in combat. Of course, we have…..