Darth Wong wrote:
No one in the Army is "put into a position where they will definitely meet the enemy in combat".
You have got to be kidding me. You think the military sent Sadam an e-mail requesting he give up power and he complied? I can't believe you actually wrote that. That was just retarded.
And while the current policy on females is not to send them into combat, the females sign the same contract that the males do. They know that the government does have the right to send them into harm's way if it so desires. The fact that it currently has a policy of not exercising this right does not change that.
I've known a lot of females in the military. Not too many of them were thinking "Oh we can be sent into combat, they just don't practice that policy" There's a reason females join the military, travel, guys and college money. That will cover 99% of the females I've known. Chances are the overall percentage isn't much different.
And don't give me talk about what they assumed going in. A lot of recruits assumed going in that they would not face combat. Belly-aching several months after getting in is a well-known problem, once new recruits realize what they've gotten themselves into.
Actually, most assume the chances of going to combat are slim. When I ask, nobody says I know I'll never see combat. They say they probably
won't see combat. I've never heard the words "I won't be going to Iraq/Afghanistan" ,or anything with that effect, uttered from a physically able male. I've heard it from a female though.
If there is only one God, and he is the top of the chain of command in life, where did he come from?