AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
I don’t think that anyone said that. I do think that women in combat would disrupt the unit for a number of reasons. Men want to protect women and may get killed in that effort. Men like to talk to women and may forget their duty if they have pretty blues to look at. Men like women for other reasons and may kill their fellow troops if rejected or some other guy tries to talk to the woman.Are male soilders really as fragile and immature as you paint them?
As far as maturity; we have to remember that combat troops are pretty young.
In the Middle East women would be a greater liability because of the way muslims treat women and infidel women in particular. Islam gives men freedom to treat infidel women as the would treat a dog so our women that were captured would have a very bead experience.
I do agree that women promoting that women be thrown into combat should be sent to the point of the spear and see what they think after a few months??
Last edited by Iron River; 01-18-11 at 01:20 PM.