I met a guy in the oil field who was working near Egypt and on a visit to Cairo an Arab man ran up to his wife and molested her in public. The same thing happened to my brother’s wife in Lebanon but the other guy was so angry that when he got back to the off shore rid he was working on he threw an Arab off of the landing pad. I forget why he picked that one but he didn’t like the guy already so he asked him to meet him of the helicopter pad and pitched him into the water.I am an MP, not technically a combat arm and we had problems with females in Iraq. they could not walk alone anywhere due to the constant threat of kidnap and/or rape by the local men.
Think what would happen if a woman trooper was wounded and captured and then found tortured and raped. Our guys wouldn’t be getting any of the “Didn’t Shoot” medals that Barry is promoting.
several times while out on patrols, we had local men offer us considerable sums of money to buy the female members of the squad.
personally, I don't think there is anything physically or mentally inferior about women that should preclude them from serving in combat, it is the social/political issues that make it problematical. and unfortunately, I don't see an easy way around them.
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.