Darth Wong wrote:
Darth Wong wrote:You claimed that females are special because "they are not put into a position where they will definitely meet the enemy in combat". Since no recruit will "definitely meet the enemy in combat", this claim of yours was wrong when you first stated it, it was wrong when you defended it, and it continues to be wrong now that you are trying to pretend you never made it.
First off, here's how it works. Spy satellites and other intelligence says an enemy stronghold is at position X. Next a squad or more is formed to go into position X in order to secure it. Now if that's not putting someone into a "position where they will definitely meet the enemy in combat" then I don't know what is. Secondly, women are not sent into places, where a known enemy is hiding, in order to remove them.
Oh puh-lease, you were talking about expectations at time of recruitment
, so my rebuttal was obviously meant to address that. If it will make you happy, I will clarify so that you can't nitpick any more, all right? "No male or female who is recruited into the US army will experience a 100% probability of encountering the enemy in combat as an immediate result of aforementioned recruitment.". There, happy now? Or would you like a legal secretary to check my phrasing?
So you're saying it's ok for the government to be misleading?
Anyone who joins the army and thinks he or she has a guarantee of never being in danger is an idiot. It's the freakin' Army, not the Rotary Club.
And you make more stuff up, please quote where anyone said "I won't end up in danger if I join the army."
You claim that it would be "misleading" for a female to join the Army and find herself in danger.
No, I don't. I was very specific in what I said, read it all over again.
And frankly, it's quite obvious that your argument has now devolved to pathetic semantics nitpicking.
This is because you are changing my words around to suit your needs
The base point remains: you have no case for denying women combat roles,
Yes I do, and it has been stated over and over. I'm not going to type it again.
and you have no case for acting as though women who joined the Army ever had or deserved a guarantee of never seeing combat.
Again you twist my words around forcing me to nitpick, as you put it. I never said, they are gauranteed not to see combat. I said they join, under the assumption, that they will never be sent into an area with known hostiles which will end up being "in combat".
If there is only one God, and he is the top of the chain of command in life, where did he come from?