Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Lisa’s on the front lines, ain’t she? Seems to be handling ‘it’ okay. Maybe we let individual women pursue their individual talents, eh? Fair and balanced and all that…

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    Serious question: while in principle I am old fashioned enough to feel totally uncomfortable with women on the front lines, don’t they make smaller targets?
    Strategically speaking, does a military front line force always need 200 kg bipedal missile launchers?

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 3 years ago

    So women aren´t good enough to be on the front lines with the men now – too “frail” maybe? What exactly is this supposed to show besides being against Obama nomatter what is being done.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Wasn’t that pillar of equality, Lindsey Graham, just saying how an assault rifle makes everybody equal? Does that only mean equal at the Mall? If a woman can do the work, and she wants to do the work, let her do it. No need to clear the job with Mount Rush Mo first.

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    The military has physical standards for serving in combat, and if women can meet those standards, they can go in for combat duty.

  6. Paul B

    Paul B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This should be a no-brainer: It works well in Israel. Forget your theories about why it won’t work, reality says otherwise.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    The Israel Defense Forces requirement for carrying weight is proportional to body weight, not a specific weight (30% I think).

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    It must be noted that 69% or 88% or 92% of military positions are open to Israeli women (even the Israel Defense Forces can’t be consistent with their numbers). Proponents of women in combat are being disingenuous when using the IDF as a shining example of equality between men and women in front line positions. (And no, I do not object to women in combat.)

  9. nz4m60

    nz4m60 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The illustration shows you what Tea Party Benson thinks of women compared to men. I’m surprised the thin little darl’n illustrated didn’t have an apron on so so we understood what Benson point is.
    As a combat veteran of Vietnam, I assure you that the hunky guys shown are not a universal representation of the men in battle. There were some pretty tough VC women up and down the Ho Che Minn trail too.

  10. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 3 years ago

    …. so we should send all the soldiers who are, say, less than 5’4" home? I guess you you don’t understand maodern combat – most of the strength needed is in the index finger. That and someone who can keep their wits about them in a fire fight.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    The detractors of this decision don’t believe that women are capable of understanding the gravity of this decision, and so must be told by those wiser than them (men) exactly what they’re capable of and should be doing with their lives.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Being an old guy, having been raised to respect and honor all women simply because they are indeed the “bearer of life” and the crucible of mankind’s future" I have personal reservations concerning MY conduct if I were to be in combat with female soldiers. Would I put others in danger due to my ingrained need to “defend and protect”? Or would I be able to direct them in a firefight with no “additional” consideration for their gender? I’m glad i never had to do that.

    However, I have been privileged to serve under the command of two different ladies, both fine officers. Still it WAS garrison duty.

    I have to agree with my brothers on the left. It’s up to the individual. It’s an all “volunteer” military. Yes, there should be requirements met, but I see no reason why a woman can not hump the same equipment that I did, it wasn’t that heavy. Wouldn’t you assume that the ladies would be and are “professional” and would be willing to train (whatever it took) to be able to meet the standards?

    I also worked as a labor building railroad track. During the Big War to end all Wars (LOL) the Ladies managed to do THAT job well enough and I know plenty of guys who just couldn’t hack it. Shoot, I quit every day for 6 months until I “acclimated” to the hard work.

    Let this one go my brothers (and sisters meaning you Lisa).

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    At present there is no “Front Line” for combat. If you are in Afghanistan, you are in combat.

  14. jamnarama

    jamnarama said, over 3 years ago

    i am personally embarrassed that the US or any country would send their most precious resource, or mothers, sisters and daughters, to fight and die on foreign soil.

    yes, if we’re attacked i would want women to be ablle to defend themselves, but does a women knowing how to disembowel someone w/ a bayonet or shoot someone’s eye out @ 250 years progress women’s or humanitys cause?
    i offer an old paraphrased quote," let us study debate and detente, so our children may study industry and agriculture, so our children’s children may study literature and the arts."

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    IF, you were talking about the actual defense of the USA itself, then you are totally correct. Those 99 pound women (and in some cases men) have actually had to fight in direct combat defending this actual American ground since the American Revolutionary War itself. When those British soldiers (or worse Hessian mercenaries) attacked an American Homestead by breaking in the door, I am certain that they met many an American woman with either a rifle or at least a hand gun in their steady hands.

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    But, the last time that happened in any reasonable capacity was the Civil War, and even then it was our own people attacking our own people. What is now being talked about (and proposed by a military that evidently is running out of fighting men) is having women in direct combat wars where we are the attackers ourselves (regardless of how we supposedly justify ourselves, that is how the people in these other countries see us).

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    So, do we now want potential wives and mothers (and worse actual wives and mothers) directly involved in the true horrors of actual front line combat. And then coming home (if they came home at all) injured, maimed, and with their minds even heavily affected (or down right destroyed) by such as PTSD? Is it not bad enough that we are doing this to our young men?

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    Sorry, but this particular sometimes moderate liberal or conservative, depending on the particular issue, says no!!

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