Tom Joyner supports Alan West (after chastising Tavis Smiley)
Originally posted on Black America Web:
Three signs that the end might be near: 1. Al Roker was actually doing the weather this morning, 2. The Los Angeles Clippers have a better record than the L.A. Lakers and 3. on the topic of lifting the ban of women serving in combat in the U.S. military, I actually agree with conservative former Congressman Allen West!
Like West, I believe that pitting women against men in combat is like expecting women to successfully go up against men in professional contact sports. Who thinks that’s a good idea? I’m not in any way discounting the skill, strength, agility, intelligence, or any of the attributes it takes for one to succeed in military combat. On paper and even in some actual situations, I’m certain that some women could perform as well as or better than some men.
But in an actual combat situation against a brutal enemy, I would not take the risk of women being killed or harmed physically or mentally.