Friday, January 25, 2013

Tom Cotton still doesn't get women in military

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton of the Club for Growth is backtracking a tiny bit from his earlier chauvinistic remarks about women in combat.

He says he's going to reserve judgment on the recent decision to open combat roles to women, but says he's sure some limits will be necessary.

Stephens Media reports:

In an interview Friday, the veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan remains concerned that women are not physically capable of performing certain “mission-essential” tasks required of front-line infantry soldiers or special forces.

“We would want to make sure the mission-essential tasks of those jobs can be performed,” Cotton, R-Dardanelle, said on Friday.

Has Tom Cotton yet given any indication he has similar concerns that some men are not capable of performing mission-essential tasks?

Of course he hasn't. I'd like to put Tom Cotton in a dark alley some night with some Israeli female combat troops.

It's not hard. Give combat roles to all who qualify for the demands of the job. No need for anyone to turn their head and cough first.

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