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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:32 AM

Allen West Condemns Women In Combat

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BENJY SARLIN 9:37 AM EST, THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013

Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) , who was forced out of the military after overseeing the beating of an Iraqi policeman and personally firing a gun past his head, thinks women are not fit to serve in combat positions. The Defense Department decided on Wednesday to open up front line combat jobs to women, reversing a 1994 policy.

Allen West ✔ @AllenWest

Women in combat billets? Another misconceived lib vision of fairness and equality.
1:43 PM - 24 Jan 13

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/allen-west-condemns-women-in-combat



Link to article re: West being forced out of the military:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/05/13/renegade-soldiers-for-congress.html

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Reply Allen West Condemns Women In Combat (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #1
Flashmann Jan 2013 #2
roguevalley Jan 2013 #7
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #3
Ganja Ninja Jan 2013 #4
derby378 Jan 2013 #5
kstewart33 Jan 2013 #6
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malibea Jan 2013 #16
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judesedit Jan 2013 #19
bobttcoach Jan 2013 #20
BainsBane Jan 2013 #21
uppityperson Jan 2013 #22
DURHAM D Jan 2013 #23
Stinky The Clown Jan 2013 #25
BootinUp Jan 2013 #27
catbyte Jan 2013 #28
obamanut2012 Jan 2013 #24
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Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:35 AM

1. ignore him, he's in the minority

zzzzzz extreme minority I should say. the Minority is making it so they'll always be the majority

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:38 AM

2. Allen West Condemns Women In Combat

Doesn't that automatically mean it was the correct decision??......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:46 AM

7. remove in combat and you got his point

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:39 AM

3. Yeah, like voting out idiots.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:40 AM

4. Ok folks repeat after me.

I didn't hear him. He doesn't exist and if he did exist nothing that comes out of his mouth is news worthy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:42 AM

5. MOLLY PITCHER.

Both of them.



Winning.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:45 AM

6. Who cares?

Why are we paying any attention to this guy? He's no longer in Congress - for that matter, why even post the story?

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:23 AM

10. And what

 

is ironic, I think this nut was pushed out of the military. In my opinion that makes him unfit.

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:33 AM

11. +

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:57 AM

8. Who?

Well, whoever he is... He's wrong.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:58 AM

9. Why is the press still quoting this nut who is no longer in Congress, and is a nobody now?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:49 PM

12. There are somewhere between 78 and 81 reasons I'm glad he's gone. n/t

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Response to JBoy (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:35 PM

17. 78 to 81? NAME THEM YOU COMMIE!!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:03 PM

13. Who? I vaguely recall some loser with that name.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:09 PM

14. I'll go him one better -

I condemn men, women and children in combat! Not to mention, horses, dogs, dolphins & pigeons!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:15 PM

15. Wouldn't it be easier for this creep to list the stuff he doesn't condemn?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:27 PM

16. And why in God's name would we expect anything else?

Just a rhetorical question btw, but why in God's name would we expect him to say anything different? Isn't this what we expected? So predictable.

In addition, who wants to hear what this sore, bastard loser has to say about anything-anyway-anymore? He shoud only be a negative, bad memory to all of us, along with his buddies, trump, ryan, palin et al. Enough already, please don't even mention their lousy names! They are all a disgrace to the human race.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:37 PM

18. Says somebody who was fined for harsh interrogation tactics?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:36 PM

19. West should have been dishonorably discharged. Why, exactly, wasn't he? GOP war criminal

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:40 PM

20. Ever been in combat?

 

Mr. west, has it right. I believe women who are physically able to perform the duties of ground combat should be allowed. However, most cannot. Moreover, most men do not get to choose their MOS (at least in The Marine Corps jobs are often appointed by, "the needs of The Marine Corps"). Is it then fair that women get the choice of jobs? Two women officers were allowed to volunteer to take the Marine Corps Infantry Officers Course. This very tough class fails about 25 percent of its students. Both women failed to complete the course they volunteered to take. Finally, we all gasp when a soldier or Marine is seen being dragged through the streets and dismembered. Now think of the reaction when the video id of a female being violently raped and dismembered shows up on the evening news. I do not believe that an unfairly appointed female who, in most cases, is less physically capable should be put into potential hand to hand combat situations. The potential for poor outcomes to themselves, the military, and the country outweigh the benefits. Infantry is clearly different than say tanks or armored vehicle units. I have seen combat up close and personal just meters from my enemy...I pray nobody should see it.

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Response to bobttcoach (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:44 PM

21. why would you assume she is "unfairly appointed'?

The services are creating uniform standards of strength and fitness, which means women and men alike will have to qualify to serve in combat.

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Response to bobttcoach (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:46 PM

22. Women being dismembered is worse than men being dismembered? Why do you say "unfairly appointed"

female?

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:05 AM

23. LOL - I assume MIRT has this one.

I just served on a jury. Naturally it was 3-3.

This is so last century...

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Response to bobttcoach (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:27 AM

25. Gee whiz, Sir Galahad, we're sure glad you joined here to school us.

Wow.

I'm right impressed, yessiree Bob Iyam.

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Response to bobttcoach (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:35 AM

27. Sounds like this is more about yours and others insecurities

than whether women can pass the requirements.

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Response to bobttcoach (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:15 AM

28. Gee whiz,bobtt--did your membership card for the He Man Women Haters Club

arrive yet?

Get a clue.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:09 AM

24. He basically had his commission yanked

That is not an easy thing to have happen to you.

Would you rather service with him or Tammy Duckworth?

He sucks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:33 AM

26. The Greater Peon has spoken! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:18 AM

29. Locking, sorry, but this is opinion rather than breaking news.

Please consider reposting in GD or Politics 2013. Thanks!

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