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Inhofe: 'Unacceptable' That DoD Leaked 'Women in Combat' Plans Before Briefing Congress
CNS News ^ | 1/24/13 | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:04 PM PST by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) – Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said it was “unacceptable” for the Defense Department to leak news about lifting the ban on women serving in direct combat positions prior to briefing Congress.

News reports on Wednesday citing “senior defense officials” said that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was lifting the ban, put in place in 1994. Specific details were not provided but it was reported that Panetta would make an official announcement on Thursday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dod; inhofe; unacceptable; women
Hmmm, Fires Mattis, sneaks past Congress, and Panetta makes the announcement two days after.
1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:46:16 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:47:47 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:38 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

As usual, outrage and “unacceptable” concerns, followed by NOBODY doing NOTHING.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:52:53 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Nachum
You should not use the word “unacceptable” if you are going to accept it.
If someone gets fired for the leak - then good, Mr. Inhofe used the word properly. If he is just going to huff and puff, and do nothing — he should have just said that they were cretins (or other appropriate phrase) and left it at that...
5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:55:06 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Nachum

Saw an ad campaign on tv about female soldiers — before the announcement.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:55:38 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Nachum

Saw an ad campaign on tv about female soldiers — before the announcement.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:55:38 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Moonmad27

Sorry for double post!


8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:57:19 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Nachum

their reasoning:”women end up sometimes in combat roles anyway...”(media quote)
and people end up in fires some times, so let’s tell everone they’re fire fighters!

“not everyone can be a combat soldier, but everyone should have the chance”. (Panetta)
I guess Congress will need to involve us in even more foreign entanglements so EVERYONE gets their chance!

“they’re fighting and dying together already”.
yeah. at about a ratio of 1:500. make it 1:5 and then you’ll have the all-important “fairness” and “equality” they seek,right ? since they’ll never get the volunteers, that means a draft, right?


9 posted on 01/24/2013 2:07:19 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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Here’s the thing...out of 1,000 young ladies to finish high school...barely a hundred will consider a career in the military, and at best...maybe eight of the hundred will consider options of combat professions within the Army or Marines. You’d have to make it through boot-camp, and then go through combat training...with a pretty tough physical situation, and at best...two might still graduate at the end out of the original 1,000.

The issue I see is that if you talk to Marines from WW II, who spent an entire month in one uniform and never showered...sometimes just stepping out of a 10-mile hike with 100 pounds of gear on them to relieve themselves...I don’t see many women stepping up to fit into this situation.

If you look....we’ve actually added more weight to what a typical Marine has to carry today....even more than in the Vietnam War. How will a 140 pound gal tote a hundred pound backpack? I think this will a tough gal who makes it to the end and can do all this. So if we do go and get fifty women a year into Marine combat positions...ok, I’ll accept that.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 2:23:53 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Nachum

Congress is a rubber stamp anyway....


11 posted on 01/24/2013 2:30:33 PM PST by traumer
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To: Nachum

well, duhhhhh. It was leaked to distract from Clinton’s testimony.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 2:34:27 PM PST by ptcmama
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To: Nachum

I hate the word, “unacceptable.” If someone broke a rule say so - if a lie, use the word “liar.” - etc.

“Unacceptable” is too politically correct


13 posted on 01/24/2013 2:39:51 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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Inhofe: 'Unacceptable' That DoD Leaked 'Women in Combat' Plans Before Briefing Congress

STFU you limp-wristed pansy! When Barak the Omniscient wants your opinion you'll be asked, otherwise go sit with the rest of the worthless POS GOP and be quiet.

14 posted on 01/24/2013 2:51:08 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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she should have a chance - baloney!!

The “she” is not important. It is the fighting machine that is important and anything that has an adverse effect on the unit efficiency should be removed.

I saw it years ago when we first had to bring women into heavy industry. The women individually were OK. It was the mixing of sexes on crews. Some men are conditioned to be helpful to women and take on part of their work load. Some men are just sexually aggressive, some aren't, jealousy enters the picture, she is more attracted to one, many, many factors surface, and the mission suffers.

Check out the few countries that allow mixed front line units, like the Dutch, and you will find they are worthless as fighting units.

15 posted on 01/24/2013 2:54:50 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum

Who will pay for their birth control?


16 posted on 01/24/2013 3:33:24 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Nachum

Congress wants to pretend they’re relevant? Isn’t that special...


17 posted on 01/24/2013 3:36:22 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal control - Fr:MadMax)
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I'll tell you what's unacceptable Senator Inhofe...( Who is one of my Senator's...) is why are you and our other Senator's aren't spending your life's fortune's in telling the American people what kind of man is POTUS.

Why aren't YOU leading!!?? Isn't that what you were ELECTED to do?? LEAD!!!Or resign....

And let's get someone in there that doesn't have anything to lose. As apparently you think you do!!

18 posted on 01/24/2013 3:41:50 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: Nachum

Well, what a surprise!

Women in combat is unacceptable.

My thoughts are that the LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist a$$holes in charge are contrarians. That is, they are convinced that they can overturn centuries of social history and evolution (history proves what works and what does not work insofar as societal organization is concerned), and by force of arms re-order society.

They will fail, of course, but will not have to pay the price of that failure immediately.

We the People will pay the price of these dumbass attempts to re-order our society to the LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist model.

I am convinced that in the long run, we conservatives will prevail, but in the short run, it is going to be a very rough ride!

At the end of that ride, the LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist a$$holes will pay the ultimate price for their actions.


19 posted on 01/24/2013 3:44:25 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Nachum

What an Army - from macho to queer with the stroke of a pen - now it’s lesbians take the point


20 posted on 01/24/2013 4:05:05 PM PST by westcoastwillieg
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To: pepsionice
sometimes just stepping out of a 10-mile hike with 100 pounds of gear on them to relieve themselves...I don’t see many women stepping up to fit into this situation.

That's more like one in 10,000 women. Only Olympic caliber female athletes could handle Infantry or Armor duty.

21 posted on 01/24/2013 4:45:23 PM PST by glorgau
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To: Common Sense 101
TOTUS says that Congress is not in session & makes a “recess” appointment.

TOTUS unilaterally initiates the DREAM Act.

TOTUS guts welfare reform.

TOTUS says War Powers Resolution does not apply to Libya.

TOTUS decides DOMA is not defensible.

TOTUS EPA goes ahead w/ Cap & Trade type regulation after it's defeated in Congress.

TOTUS FCC goes ahead w/ internet regulation after the courts say they don't have the authority.

TOTUS NLRB pushes Card Check type rules after it's defeated in Congress.

TOTUS claims executive privilege to keep Congress from documents related to Fast & Furious.

Checks & Balances - Congress keeps writing checks for TOTUS & TOTUS keeps his hand on the balances.

22 posted on 01/24/2013 4:46:32 PM PST by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: pepsionice

Bring ‘em. It’ll cull the herd.

You are right. What is the point of this just so that 2/10 of 1% will have an “opportunity” for combat. All at the expense of the morale and effectiveness of the units comprised of ready, willing and ABLE men.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 5:40:59 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: pepsionice

Bring ‘em. It’ll cull the herd.

You are right. What is the point of this just so that 2/10 of 1% will have an “opportunity” for combat? All at the expense of the morale and effectiveness of the units comprised of ready, willing and ABLE men.


24 posted on 01/24/2013 5:41:16 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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