When I heard the inevitable, that Obama, Leon Panetta, and General Dempsey finally caved into the ACLU, which sued to push women into hot combat zones, I thought back to my tour in Vietnam, when we would fly our Marine helicopters into Landing Zones which were north of the DMZ, and inhabited by Marine grunts – for months at a time.
The guys were, quite remarkably, in good spirit, but hadn’t bathed, of course, for weeks or more, and many people would say they were living like animals in an outpost far, far out there in the boonies of, literally, no man’s land.
No place for women, no matter how manly, and no place especially for someone half-way pretty. I was medevaced out of Nam in 1970, and witnessed the wounded fighting men who were shot-up while in the various hospitals.
It would have been even more devastating had I seen women with holes in their bodies. Sorry, but that’s the way we are wired. Remember the frail yet heroic Jessica Lynch who received unending press coverage for her torturous experience in Iraq in 2003? Many more male soldiers experience much worse treatment at the hands of their enemies, yet few or none are invited to be interviewed on Oprah.
I know modern psychology dictates that……….