I have a general rule about posting two stories from the same editorial page in one day, based on the theory that you'll probably read both if you're inclined to. But I think Kristof is deserving today. Besides, he used the phrase "Call me postmodern, but" and as the swinging hipster that I am, I love it!
A Woman's Place
You know, that silly equality thing and all...
The only time I saw Iraqi men entirely intimidated by the American-British forces was in Basra, when a cluster of men gaped, awestruck, around an example of the most astoundingly modern weapon in the Western arsenal.
Her name was Claire, and she had a machine gun in her arms and a flower in her helmet.
"I'm a bit of a novelty here," she said, laughing. The Iraqis flinched.
In the aftermath of the Iraq war it's time to re-examine the ban on women in American front-line forces.
Matthew Carroll-Schmidt at 12:50 PM