Now that we Americans are going to send women into combat, on purpose, there’s no reason why we should stop there.
We should send children into combat, too.
We are told that modern warfare really doesn’t much get into all that old-fashioned hand-to-hand stuff anymore: that, in fact, it’s more like a video game than anything else. And who’s better at video games than a kid? By the time he or she is twelve years old, a child has–in video games–slaughtered countless multitudes of zombies, rival gang members, space aliens, and other foes. To a kid, war will be just another video game.
While we’re at it, look at all the Social Security and healthcare money we could save by sending the elderly into combat, too. Instead of just sitting around watching Rachel Ray on TV, they can zero in on our country’s enemies and blow them to kingdom come.
By now everybody knows that the overarching mission of the U.S. military is social engineering. The beauty of that is, you can keep plugging away at this mission even if you lose a war.
Hats off to our all-wise glorious leaders!