July 21, 2006
Katie Couric Doesn't Want Single Mothers in War Zones
single mother of two,
killed Katie Couric recently refused to go to Iraq. She gets this right,
Katie Couric, who takes over the CBS Evening News in September told Access Hollywood that at this point, she would not venture into the Middle East hot spot.
“I think the situation there is so dangerous, and as a single parent with two children, that’s something I won’t be doing,” Katie said.
Couric lurches into the truth: War zones are not safe for anyone. Especially for moms and the kids left behind.
Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness reminds us that,
To date 60 women have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since 9/11. By contrast, only 16 women killed in all the years of Vietnam, most of them nurses. In the First Persian Gulf War, 33,000 women were deployed, but only 6 perished due to scud missile explosions or accidents.
Women should not be killed in combat.
No single mother with children should go to war. Not Katie. Not Lori.
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Thank you (foot)notes:
Full Disclosure: Your Business Blogger also serves as the Vice President of the Center for Military Readiness.
See Saving Private Lori.
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