(Washington Times) -- There’s so much to worry about that a conscientious citizen has to get up early to put in the 10 or 12 hours every day to cover it all — Hillary, the shortage of gay wedding cakes, the scarcity of gay pizza in Indiana, the deficiency of fresh-cut flowers for male brides in California, the horned devils who don’t get no respect at the Iran-nuclear weapons talks in Switzerland. Now we have to worry about an excess of push-ups and pull-ups at Marine Corps training bases.
Life, as John F. Kennedy eloquently reminded us many years ago, is unfair.
Military readiness has apparently gone to pot. A year after the Pentagon began opening combat slots to women, “women’s advocates” say plans for moving women into the heart of bang-bang territory remains “problematic.” Stars and Stripes, the daily newspaper for military men and women everywhere — which has no connection to the military — reported last week that the Marine Corps and the Army, which have the largest number of slots still closed to women, have aroused women and their advocates to complain about “unclear and inconsistent” approaches to integrating women into the services by January 2016, the deadline set by Leon Panetta, the former secretary of Defense.
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