Conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Thursday blasted the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat roles by warning that the enemies of the United States would not "cower in defeat because we have a female, Hispanic, Eskimo, dwarf crossdresser and some handi-capable, transgendered breast cancer survivor as a soldier on the front line."
"Nobody wants to be a pig, nobody wants to say the unpopular things, we just want to talk about the truth tonight," Beck explained at the top of his Thursday broadcast. "If a few feathers are ruffled, oh well."
"This is the dumbest idea I've ever heard," he continued. "The military is not designed to be beacon of equality, it's designed to defend the country in times of danger. And quite honestly, war is the act of killing each other. And to win, you have to kill people faster than the other team. That's what war is all about."
"The enemy is not going to cower in defeat because we have a female, Hispanic, Eskimo, dwarf cross dresser and some handicapable, transgendered breast cancer survivor as a soldier on the front line ready to unleash an attack of unparalleled diversity. Nope, that's not going to do it. You gotta kill them. That's how you make people cower in defeat."
Beck admitted there there were already many women serving on the front lines, "shooting, getting injured, getting blown up." But he insisted that combat was "a different ballgame."
"This is a disastrous idea that will not only weaken our military, but put women's lives at risk because they'll just lower the standards," he added. "What happens when we train our soldiers to become desensitized and ignore a woman's cry for help? Because that's what's happening. If you're on the battlefield and she's in trouble, you have to fight your natural instincts to make sure that everybody's treated exactly equal."
"We all know how excruciatingly difficult it is to see videos of a terrorist beheading one of our guys. What happens to our country when they start releasing tapes of them beheading our women, our sisters, our daughters? What happens when they start raping them?"
(h/t: Right Wing Watch)