WOMEN IN COMBAT: NOTABLY MORONIC


By: Matt Barber

The term “moronic” is defined as “notably stupid or lacking in good  judgment.” It is frequently used as an insult.

The Obama administration is moronic.

This is not an insult.

Am I suggesting that the sitting president of the United States is stupid?  Not exactly – not in terms of overall intelligence. But, as Momma Gump always  said: “Stupid is as stupid does.”

I’m sure that Mr. Obama has an average or slightly above average IQ. Still,  objectively, measurably – as a point of fact supported by the overwhelming  weight of the evidence – this man stupidly, perhaps even seditiously, insists  upon circumventing Congress to shovel executive order after executive order atop  the Mount St. Helens of dictatorial dung heaps.

Eventually it has to blow.

Obama’s latest “notably stupid” stoke of America’s calculated slow burn is  the decision to lift the ban on women in direct combat. Along with the move a  few years back to turn the Officers’ Club into the Blue Oyster Bar, this most  recent social experiment with national security represents one small step for  the “progressive” agenda and one giant prance toward the pansification of the  greatest military in world history.

It’s a jaw-dropping “lack in good judgment.”

In 1991 the late Gen. Robert H. Barrow, former commandant of the Marine  Corps, gave compelling testimony on  the subject before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. He stated, “If you  want to make a combat unit ineffective, assign some women to it. … In three wars – World War II, Korea and Vietnam – I found no place for women to be down in the  ground combat element,” he concluded.

In a recent column headlined “Women  in Ground Combat,” Bing West, former Marine officer and assistant secretary  of defense under President Ronald Reagan, notes that, during his testimony, Gen.  Barrow “cited the 1950 fighting retreat from the Chosin Reservoir in  temperatures of minus 20 degrees, with one Marine division pitted against eight  Chinese divisions. Had women comprised 15 percent of his division, Barrow  concluded, the Marines would have lost the battle. ‘The very nature of women  disqualifies them from doing it (killing so brutally),’ Barrow said. ‘Women give  life, sustain life, nurture life; they don’t take it.’”

Evidently, Gen. Barrow never met one of today’s abortion-worshiping feminist “Flukes” of nature. Still, they only kill innocent children who can’t fight  back.

In short, Gen. Barrow observed that opening the front lines to, um, “infantrywomen” would not only cost precious American lives, it would ultimately “destroy the Marine Corps.”

Now, I know, who the heck do Barrow and West think they are, right? Did they  ever bravely serve God and country as a glorified teacher’s assistant at Harvard  Law?

I think not.

Did they ever do “a  little blow,” march with the Black  Panthers, “organize their communities” into welfare-dependent hellholes, or  drink lattes with “Marxist  professors and the structural feminists”?

No.

Sheesh.

Even so, despite an obvious lack of credibility on combat readiness and a  meager century or so in combined service, I think we should at least humor them  a bit.

“To Barrow, a warrior admired by three generations of grunts,” wrote West, “ground combat meant killing under the harshest of circumstances. Barrow opposed  the incorporation of women into infantry units characterized by primal  instincts: sleeping, defecating, eating, and smelling like wolf packs while  hunting down and slaughtering male soldiers.”

That’s the problem with political correctness – with liberalism in general.  It raises a pseudo-utopian barrier to reality. Often times that barrier is  deadly.

This is what happens when a gaggle of left-wing civilian politicians who  don’t know which end of the gun goes “bang!” are placed in charge of national  security. These yahoos couldn’t bust a grape with a sledge hammer, much less  lift a sledge hammer.

This is what happens when we allow “progressives” to deconstruct our culture  by imposing, through public policy, the fantastical delusion of a “genderless  society.”

I fully support women learning self-defense and packing heat for protection.  I’ve known a number of gals so tough that, for his own safety, a fellow would be  better served to break it off via text message should the relationship go  south.

Still, as a former professional boxer and police officer, and having served  12 years in the armed services myself, I can say this without equivocation:  While there may be the extremely rare anecdotal exception, in direct one-on-one  military combat, the toughest, baddest, meanest chick out there is going to get  stomped by the weakest infantryman.

This is life and death stuff. Women are no  more made for the front lines than men are made for childbearing.

Don’t get me wrong – I love women. I’m married to a woman and am on the hook  for two future weddings of future women who, admittedly, have me hopelessly  wrapped around pink-polished little fingers.

Even so, if I’m on the front lines and Ahmed, Abdul and Hakeem come charging  with fixed bayonets, I danged sure want Billy Bob, not Barbara, in my  foxhole.

This doesn’t even scratch the surface. What of the sensitive dynamics of sex  and jealousy? How about the reality that, despite feminist protestations to the  contrary, chivalry is not dead? Men are naturally wired to protect the weaker  sex, even if it runs counter to combat mission. Honorable men will drop  everything to protect a woman, even if it means dying in the process.

If the presence of women is not a factor, than neither is sex, jealousy or  chivalry (putting aside the whole “gays in the military” debacle). More  importantly, if women remain shielded from direct combat, lives are saved and  battles are won. Add women, and you add weakness. Both lives and battles are  lost.

Yep, “stupid is as stupid does.” The question is no longer whether Barack  Obama is weakening every noble aspect of American life, including our military.  The question now becomes whether the rest of us will be able to put the pieces  back together once this radical lefty is finally back in Hawaii for good – Mai  Tai in one hand and leather-bound copy of the Communist Manifesto in the  other.

The question is whether America will survive Barack Obama.

About The Author Matt Barber:
Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as vice president of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)
Website:http://www.lc.org

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