“Gender gap” in Obama admin war approach?

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March 20, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"With women in uniform fighting -- and dying -- in Iraq and Afghanistan, we’re long past the point where it’s extraordinary (although still argued about) to see women earning Purple Hearts and other combat decorations. They’ve been fighter pilots for years. And there’s certainly a history of women leading their countries in wartime. Golda Meir. Indira Gandhi. Margaret Thatcher. But as I read about the Obama administration’s evolution in support of military action against Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi, I couldn’t help but notice an important distinction in the line up of senior officials." [editor's note: I can only note the longstanding maxim about "if women were in charge, there would be no wars!" As is always the case with such pronouncements ... depends on which women! - SAT] (03/19/11)


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