To All The Democrats Who Said It Wouldn't Work : KISS OFF
The test demonstrated the THAAD's ability to "completely destroy that warhead so that no chemical or nuclear residue would contaminate areas" below the explosion, Driessnack said.
It's a good thing we have Republicans in office who saved this system from the scrap heap. The Democrats openly mocked the plan and said it would never work. Clinton actually killed the program.
Democrats haven't changed much since then.
Take a look back in time:
On March 23, 1983, President Ronald Reagan presented his plan to fund the Strategic Defense Initiative, a missile shield he hoped would render "nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."
Ted Kennedy was first in line to mock the idea, chiding that the program was promoted by "misleading Red-scare tactics and reckless Star Wars schemes."
And it should come as no surprise that the New York Times consistently mocked the plan:
According to Accuracy in Media, "During one six-month period commencing in December 1991, the [New York] Times ran 17 anti-SDI articles, op-ed pieces and editorials denouncing SDI as, among other things, a 'bizarre, costly concoction ... science fiction ... lunacy ... sheer fantasy. ... ' The Times gave front-page space to Teddy Kennedy's Senate speech deriding SDI as 'Star Wars,' likening the idea to a science fiction movie or a video arcade game, and providing SDI foes their slogan-of-choice."
And Clinton tried his best to kill it too!
ON MAY 13, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin made a surprise appearance at the Pentagon briefing room. His purpose? To announce the Clinton Administration's decision to gut the Strategic Defense Initiative. The decision, Aspin derisively declared, marks "the end of the Star Wars era." After nearly a decade of research--and a $38-billion national investment--America's chance to build a space-based shield against nuclear attack in the foreseeable future is now dead.
At his press conference, Aspin had stated that SDI was no longer needed because the nuclear threat to the United States "has receded to the vanishing point."
Former President Reagan challenged this rationale directly: "If the new Administration thinks we are no longer at risk, they need to open their eyes and take a good hard look at the world."
I ask you, have the Democrats ever been on the right side of defending the U.S.?
Remember it in November!