National Review’s David French destroys the left’s accusations of “anti-Jewish propaganda” when conservatives oppose the barbaric practice of drafting women into combat roles. Of course we shouldn’t, and of course every candidate should oppose it.
When critics attempt to justify the Pentagon’s decision to open all combat jobs to women — or drafting women into those roles — by referring to the Israel Defense Forces, they’re betraying considerable ignorance. Israel’s history with women in combat is vastly overblown, its present policy is more restrictive than the Pentagon’s, and it’s in a fundamentally different strategic situation than the United States. To the extent there’s a valid comparison with the United States, Israel’s history should stand as a cautionary tale for American policy-makers.