June 4, 2009

Heart of Darkness...

Alan Sullivan:

"Mr. President, the missile is in the air. It was ship-launched from somewhere near Bermuda. It appears to be aimed at Washington."

"Isn't there anything you can do?"

"If it's rigged for ground detonation, we might be able to stop it before it hits. The Patriot batteries are ready to fire. But their range is limited, and we suspect the bomb is rigged to explode at high elevation. If so, in five minutes the population of the East Coast is going to learn what life was like in the Dark Ages."

"Why can't we stop it?"

"Because you cut our ballistic missile defense program. You thought you could sweet-talk people who had been screaming "death to America" for thirty years."

I would just add that opposition by the Left to missile defense has been unrelenting for many decades. They oppose it consistently, and to a far greater degree than their general opposition to our military and to defense spending. And they hate missile defense much more than they hate offensive weapons systems!

I suspect that if there some way to peer into their psyches, and find out what's going on with that, you would be close to the "heart of darkness"....

Posted by John Weidner at June 4, 2009 8:46 AM
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