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Steve Benson

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I am curious…does this mean that the Women who are currently in the military can be transferred to front-line combat groups, or does it mean that new, incoming recruits can volunteer for them?
    Just wondering, since there is no draft. If Women who enlist voluntarily know they can end up on the front lines, and join KNOWING that fact, then I don’t see an issue with it.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 2 years ago

    Equality does not mean sameness.
    A very sad day in American history. Our decline as a moral and good nation continues.

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Gotta keep ’em barefoot and pregnant??

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Why is it I never hear conservatives bemoaning the decline in American morality when say, some billionaire buys up an American company and destroys it in order to line his own pockets? Nooooo, no….THAT is A-Ok.


    I seem to recall Saint Paul saying something about the love of money being the the root of all evel…NOT the love of equality for women.

  5. quert

    quert said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Actually women have been in combat roles in the Canadian forces since 1989 and before you make any more ignorant comments, they fought in Afghanistan. Learn a little something about the rest of the world, many countries have women in combat roles

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    As reported; Panetta said the women may volunteer for combat roles. Remember that we have had many females killed in combat already because there is no “front line” in todays combat. If you are in Afghanistan, you are in danger wherever you are.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    First you have to assume that there IS a decline in American morality. Got any proof of that? Because a number of measures indicate precisely the opposite.

  8. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    No…you can’t.

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    DrCanuck actually was saying good things about America with this decision.
    .
    I think this lack of comprehension is a problem. No large words were used and the intent was plain..
    .
    “giving people more freedom to choose their own paths”
    does not sound like criticism of America, more like a pat on the back.
    .
    That is just my take, you are free to read fantasy into the comment.

  10. stephensalaun

    stephensalaun said, almost 2 years ago

    A baby in a woman’s womb is not part of her body, The Trusted Mechanic! It is a SEPARATE life that her & her lover have created, and it is totally dependent on her for the 1st 9 months of it’s life.

  11. stephensalaun

    stephensalaun said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Wrong again! I said “a BABY in a woman’s womb is not part of her body”! Get it straight next time!

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Simon: I’m sure you’re aware Paul was the last in the world to grant women equal status, and were being sarcastic, but it holds for not only the “Evangelicals”, but also most of the radical right today. Also, of course infantry isn’t the only “combat arms” women will now be able to join, mostly for promotion potential that has been denied. Also of course, some of the best snipers in the world have been women, not men, so I wouldn’t discount their ability to “deal with it”.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I never cease to be amazed at how a discussion starts about something like women in combat and digresses to abortion. It’s the law of the land! It’s incredible to me after so many years how we are still bashing each other around over this issue.


    Emotionally I’m queasy about abortion. Intellectually I’m a Libertarian and don’t subscribe to a lot of the prohibitions in our society, particularly when it only affects the individual. I hate war and the military spending we maintain in this country and would love to be able to snap my fingers and have the military money and people applied to private industry and for the betterment of America (shameless plug). Thus far nobody has called me for my instructions… Lighten up people!!!

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Little Green Men

    Change a few words (obviously) and I’m sure it will ring as an echo in many a man’s ears… I’m still chuckling…

  15. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Until a bunch of women get captured, raped, tortured, murdered and their bodies mutilated.

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