Poodlebrain LSU Fan Way Right of Rex Member since Jan 2004 17618 posts
re: Obama: I Won't Hesitate to Send Women to the Front Lines(Posted by Poodlebrain on 2/5/13 at 1:27 pm to cajunangelle)
Translation - winning battles is not as important to me as winning politics.
The only problem with that is that the soldiers don't care about the politics, they care about surviving. Those being sent into harm's way know they are being put at greater risk, and they will be less likely to adhere to rules of engagement. It will be better to overwhelm with firepower from a distance than to close with soldiers incapable of pulling their weight.
re: Obama: I Won't Hesitate to Send Women to the Front Lines(Posted by catnip on 2/5/13 at 2:41 pm to cajunangelle)
Seems I remember not too long ago the democrats were so pissed at the republicans for what they claimed were "war mongers" that the dems wanted to open up the draft and send all republican children to the gulf war. I wonder if Obama would mind sending his two girls to the front?
LittlebyLittle West Virginia Fan slidell.la. Member since Nov 2012 194 posts
re: Obama: I Won't Hesitate to Send Women to the Front Lines(Posted by LittlebyLittle on 2/5/13 at 2:48 pm to LSUCouyon)
This sack of shite never ceases to amaze.....he is truely despicable.....i seriously loathe the man. four more years?.......good lord. anything to make him appear "all-inclusive' no matter what the consequences
LSUCouyon LSU Fan ONTHELAKEATDELHI, La. Member since Oct 2006 2703 posts
re: Obama: I Won't Hesitate to Send Women to the Front Lines(Posted by LSUCouyon on 2/5/13 at 2:52 pm to Rohan2Reed)
Did you REALLY have to ask the question about the age of the girls? I'm sure everyone here knew how old they were. See, my question was IF his girls were of age would he really send them. It seemed to me that was obvious...
CGSC Lobotomy Texas A&M Fan Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Member since Sep 2011 20517 posts
re: Obama: I Won't Hesitate to Send Women to the Front Lines(Posted by CGSC Lobotomy on 2/5/13 at 3:35 pm to LSUCouyon)
Anyone who knows anything about the military knows that the President won't be sending ANYONE to the "front lines". The SECDEF and POTUS send units to areas and the Commanders determine from there what units get placed "on the front lines".
The lowest level HQ that the President would directly send anywhere is a 3-star command.