On “Morning Joe” today, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough dared to suggest that Barack Obama and Leon Panetta’s new policy that women can service in frontline combat roles should be carefully implemented to make sure it does not end up putting lives at risk. The way he said it was thought-provoking: “There’s a reason why there are no women in the NFL.”

Scarborough clarified what he was getting at:

“I’m not saying I don’t want women in combat. Women can be in combat, but I’ll be damned, if we find out that the Pentagon is lowering standards for politically correct reasons.”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on New Obama “Women in Combat” Policy: “There’s a reason why there are No Women in the NFL” – Video 1/25/13

Here is video of CNN’s John King asking Sen. Rick Santorum what he thinks about the Pentagon moving toward a larger “frontline” combat role for women in the U.S. Military. Santorum praised the service of women in the military, but said:

“I do have concerns about women in frontline combat. I think that could be a very compromising situation where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interests of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved. You know it already happens with the camaradarie of men in combat, but I think it would be even more unique if women were in combat, and I think that’s probably not in the best interests of men, women or the mission.”

Rick Santorum Asked about Larger Combat Role for Women: “I do have Concerns about Women in Frontline Combat” – Video 2/9/12

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