Let them start with their daughters
Anyone who has ever experienced war can tell you that it is a terrible thing.
Take World War II, for example. The Russians lost 20 million of its citizens, and Joseph Stalin killed many more during his psychotic rein. Germany lost millions of its young men. America lost over 300,000 of it best and perhaps brightest. Many were highly intelligent young men. Perhaps one of them, had he lived, could have discovered the cure for cancer or could have figured out how to build a spaceship that could travel through space using some innovative futuristic technology. We will never know because this person is dead.
I had an uncle who fought in Korea. He experienced war in a way that no human being should experience. He, along with 160 American soldiers, was attacked by a large force of Chinese soldiers. My uncle said that the battle lasted for over 5 hours and soon, the Americans began running out of ammunition.
Resupply was impossible. Soon, the Chinese communist overran the American lines. All that escaped were 5 American soldiers who were able to hold the Chinese off with “grease guns,” small automatic weapons, that allowed them to retreat back to American lines and safety.
Physically, my uncle recovered, but mentally, he never fully got over this terrifying experience that almost cost him his life. He lost several friends that fateful day, and he told me that never a day went by when he did not think of them and sometimes cry.
Enter Democrat politics into this equation. The “get a vote at any cost” crowd is at it again. Last week, our distinguished and valiant Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, declared that women could now become combat soldiers.
Before the feminist attack me and label me a “male chauvinist pig living in the dark ages,” let me explain that I am the father of 2 daughters and have been married to the same “Miss Judy” for over 45 years. I admire and respect women.
If pure brainpower is the measure, they may be smarter than males. They are great teachers, doctors, lawyers, surgeons, researchers, airplane pilots, and most importantly, great mothers. I know that this may come as a shock to Panetta and the other “metro men” who dominate the Democrat Party today, but men and women are different. They have different roles in the human life cycle, and there is nothing that you and I can do about it. Nature has made this assignment. No amount of “social experimentation” will ever change this.
For political reasons, the Obama administration has made a deliberate decision to hide behind America’s women by claiming that women now have an “equal opportunity” to get their limbs blown off or worse, die on the battle field. What kind of man does it take to make this kind of decision?
When I was about 13 years old, my father gave me the “birds and bees” speech. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when out of the blue, dad said, “Son, always treat women with respect.”
That was it. Looking back over the years, those simple words had a profound effect on me and to this day have served me well.
Losing a son in war is bad enough, but losing a daughter is unimaginable to me. Sending women to the front lines to fight in a conflict that has been created by inept and corrupt politicians, regardless of their party affiliations, is beyond my ability to comprehend. Thank God that I was born in the South. No Southern man would ever make such a wrong-headed decision.
I am acutely aware that some wars are unavoidable, but remember this. If a nation becomes involved in a conflict, the purpose is to win. The unthinkable consequences that will be produced by this weak and reckless decision thrust upon us by this administration will come back to haunt Americans for as long as we remain a nation.
I have too much respect for America’s women to sacrifice them in an experiment that we already know will fail. Women do have an important role to play in America’s armed forces. Getting blown up on some distant battlefield, in my judgment, is not one of them.
If Obama and Panetta want to place women on the front lines, let them start with their own daughters. That would be a real commitment, one that I’m sure they won’t make.