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Scarborough: Blood Will Be On Pentagon's Hands If It Lowers Standards For Women
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/25/2013 4:52:55 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Scarborough was a voice in the politically-correct wilderness this morning on the subject of women in combat. On today's Morning Joe, as other panelists voiced unerring if occasionally cautious support for the Pentagon's decision to permit women in combat, Scarborough sounded a stern warning note.

"I'll be damned; if we find out that the Pentagon is lowering standards for politically-correct reasons, then you know what? Then the blood of dead Americans in future battles will be on their hands."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: joescarborough; pentagon; politicalcorrectness; womeninccombat

1 posted on 01/25/2013 4:53:08 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Score one for Scarborough. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 4:53:57 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

http://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/article/get-over-it-we-are-not-all-created-equal


3 posted on 01/25/2013 5:03:25 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

American blood is already on their hands with the strict Rules of Engagement in Engagement. The day of courageous generals is past!!


4 posted on 01/25/2013 5:08:04 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

By all means put men and women in the same foxhole. Why should gays have all the fun?


5 posted on 01/25/2013 5:09:20 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I was amazed that ALL the Fox panelists last night, including Dr. Krauthammer, said the decision was the right one, and not a single one of them made the caveat, “but standards must be exactly the same for every candidate”. Of course, it may be time for the Claude Raines graphic...


6 posted on 01/25/2013 5:36:37 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Women and fairies as our “front line” for national defense? And they want to take my gun too? (There are not words....)


7 posted on 01/25/2013 5:41:14 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Prediction: In the very near future we will have a lesbian four star general of the US Army.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 5:41:22 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Amen Brother:

You got that right.

Cutting military funding.
Fairies in the Military
Women in Combat

We are destroying our military and taking guns from citizens.

Russia and China are laughing their asses off.
They couldn’t have a better plan if they tried.

Even N Korea is threatening to bomb us.The mouse that roared has a loud voice when they have a nuke and a delivery for it.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 5:45:43 AM PST by Venturer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Now the front line resupply will have to leave some ammo out to make room for condums and Kotex.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 5:46:32 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As if this government gave a damn.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 5:49:56 AM PST by onedoug
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What is the fitness requirement for infantry with regard to pull ups? If it was just required that one have to do 10 consecutive pull-ups while field dressed it would eliminate about 98% of women from the equation.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 5:59:08 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Iron Munro

NO THEY WON’T! I heard a retired AF General say yesterday, that the women would be given dual contraceptive pills that would stop periods and also act as birth control..........


13 posted on 01/25/2013 6:07:37 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

...Then the blood of dead Americans in future battles will be on their hands.”

&&&
‘S’okay, though, as long as those responsible remember to choke up during testimony as they recall hugging the family members of the dead.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 6:14:33 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Like that dead woman they found in your office, Joe?


15 posted on 01/25/2013 6:44:57 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Since when did Democrats care about dead soldiers?

Pray for America


16 posted on 01/25/2013 6:50:59 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ah, yes. Once again obama will not be blamed. Shocker! These orders came from the administration.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 6:57:37 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
psst...... hey joe...standards have already been lowered to accommodate women in the military....
18 posted on 01/25/2013 7:11:57 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“If”? You are way behind the curve, pal. The military decades ago dropped standards to allow women to serve. There are two standards for men and women in every aspect of PT. Women can graduate from boot camp even if they cannot throw a grenade far enough to escape the blast radius. Women are allowed to swim a shorter distance in flight gear and run the O-course if they want to go into military aviation. “If”? Come aboard, pal.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 7:14:14 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: pabianice

“If”? You are way behind the curve, pal. The military decades ago dropped standards to allow women to serve. There are two standards for men and women in every aspect of PT. Women can graduate from boot camp even if they cannot throw a grenade far enough to escape the blast radius. Women are allowed to swim a shorter distance in flight gear and run the O-course if they want to go into military aviation. “If”? Come aboard, pal.


The USSR had women serving in combat in WWII. Lots of them were killed by their own grenades because they didn’t have the strength to throw it far enough.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 7:48:05 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Every now and then, the MSNBC-trance induced Joe Scarborough of 2013 wakes up and says something the 1994 version of Joe Scarborough would have approved.

It’s kind of sad to see what people will become just to get a decent paycheck.

It was just as sad to watch Pat Buchannan try to fit in at MSNBC before he got fired from the “Lean Forward” network.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 8:50:27 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Coldwater Creek
NO THEY WON’T! I heard a retired AF General say yesterday, that the women would be given dual contraceptive pills that would stop periods and also act as birth control..........

They've got a drug for every problem, don't they?


22 posted on 01/25/2013 9:48:04 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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