Allen West sums it up best:
Women in combat billets? Another misconceived lib vision of fairness and equality.
— Allen West (@AllenWest) January 24, 2013
White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama has believed for some time that women should be allowed to fight on the front lines and he supports the decision by military commanders to allow them in combat units.
“The president fully supports this effort to expand opportunities for women to serve in our armed forces,” Carney said. “As you know women are already serving in critical roles throughout our military. The president believes strongly that we should remove these unnecessary gender-based barriers to service.
“Despite the existence of these barriers, heretofore, as you know, women have fought and bled and died in Iraq and Afghanistan in uniform, and the president believes this is a very appropriate policy change.”