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Friday, July 14, 2006

To All The Democrats Who Said It Wouldn't Work : KISS OFF

"This was phenomenal," said U.S. Army Col. Charles Driessnack, the project manager for the Missile Defense Agency's THAAD program. "It performed as expected."

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!


Blogger RSU said...

Ronald “Maximus” Reagan,

A true visionary of our time. Despite the efforts of moon calf’s to minimize his work to restore our Republic, he will remain one of the best (if not the best), Presidents of all time.

Few men truly understand our Founding Fathers intent.

Fewer still, ever get the chance to effect and further that goal.

Fewest of all, can balance the vision within a more modern world.

Ronald Wilson Reagan
February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004

Fortieth President of the United States of America.

A True American

8:53 AM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Ronald Reagan was a real Republican and a genuine conservative, unlike the band of hooligans dragging the entrails of our great nation through the halls of Congress and the White House.

One thing that you have to consider with this program (THAAD) is that it can hit ONE warhead.

The Russians have had MiRVs (missiles with multiple warheads) since what, the 70s?

Here's another deal - what if some nutcase has more cash than brains and decides to send a wave of cheap ass missiles at say, Israel. 1 out of every 10 or 100 contains the payload.

Yeah, it's a complicated world out there.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Senor said...

It destroys the missile before it releases its multiple warheads. Right as it begins its descent it nails it.

I'd say whoever launches a nuke on Israel will get a taste of the same in a matter of minutes.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

I know, but you get the idea. Where there's a twisted will, there's a way.

This will provide a layer of added security vs. a nut like Haircut McPlatforms and the like.

10:53 AM  
Blogger joe said...

A glowing testamonial to be sure. I'd like to see the data that suggests no nuclear fallout, the biological is easy enough assuming incineration, but how does it avoid triggering a nuke? even assuming complete vaporization of all matierials, exactly how is vaporized fissionable material expected to not decend into the atmosphere?

I'm no nuclear physicist, but these questions bother me. I disliked many of reagan's politics, though I was strongly behind others, and I liked the concept of the star wars program from the beginning, but I have yet to see any solid evidence that it has been competently handled, as all we ever get is buzz words and often unbelievable claims rather than any real data.

I do beleive it we treated with others honestly and decently, and didnt crap all over everybody else, that we'd have far less to worry about in the way of attacks. Yes there will be the Kim Jong Il's of the world, and something has got to be done to about China, too many of its people live worse than some of our homeless... But Simply dealing with everyone in an open and honest fashion would fix most of our problems everywhere else in the world, (not to include the likes of Darfur and other countries run by random madmen) But these folks pose limited if any threat of launching intercontinental missiles carrying anything, much less nukes or bilogical agents.

The soviet's ICBM's are virtually useless at this point, or at least would be a lot closer to it if the "tough on defense" republicans would have continued reagan and clinton's program of dissasembling and disarming those nukes. With all this considered I question the necessity of such a star wars program, with the exception that the republicans currenty in power have made it a lot more likely that we will need it.

So yes Kevin, lets remember this come november, republicans in power will spend ridiculous sums of money enriching themselves and destabilizing the world so that they can tout their "tough on security" line while wasting billions on a questionable technology in hopes it will be able to protect us from all the insanity the republicans have wrought on the world in the first place.

Yes, this November, let us remember how republicans protect us, by waging war and pretending its in the name of peace, by removing the checks and balances that protect us from tyranny from within our government, by imprisoning countless people with no legal recourse, who then get tortured and have their families kidnapped by US military troops who may or may not rape and kill the women and children, since the republicans decided to lower our military recruitment standards to the point where we have Nazi's skinheads and other fascist mentalities running amok within the chain of command. Yes november is definately the time to remember Terri Shaivo, the poor young woman who our republican government forced its will into a family matter, THe One and Only time Bush cut a vacation short, (Katrina wasnt important enough) one of the very few "emergency" sessions of Congress (oh yeah 9-11!...

Lets remember who drafted this republican administration's energy policy (Ken Lay) and just how that's working out. Lets look at our national debt, our current unemployment rates, and than k the republicans for that too come november. Above all, come november, lets remember who was in complete and total control of everything, while simultaneuosly blaming everything on the democrats. Happy Elections!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

The answer on fissionable material somehow being incinerated...impossible. Not unless they have antimatter plutonium in that rocket, and it's hard enough to make regular type plutonium.

Less radioactive material in the atmosphere than a full scale detonation...oh...my...yes.

Let's all hope no one fires one off in anger, because we can all put our heads between our legs and kiss our asses adios.

And yeah, it bothered me then and it bothers me now the feasting on Terri's corpse that our friends in govt. did. I'm not sure which bothers me more though...that, or the people that are taken in by it.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

LOL, we are talking about missile defense systems and Joe is whining about Terri Schiavo.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Good try, troll! You almost got that comment through! Keep trying!

5:21 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Terry Shaivo is all you got from that wasnt it? your ability to ignore reality would be impressive if you werent paid for it.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

"by imprisoning countless people with no legal recourse, who then get tortured and have their families kidnapped by US military troops who may or may not rape and kill the women and children"

You dont seen to understand that these arent people awaiting trials for crimes committed. They are being held as prisoners of war, because if we let them go, they will go right back to the front lines. German and Japanese POWS didnt get ACLU lawyers.

You are a real schmuck to make a blanket statement that our troops are bloodthirsty jackbooted thugs who rape and kill women and children.

7:35 AM  
Blogger joe said...

I may be a schmuch, but i didnt say that, I listed a few well known incidents, and some current facts, i.e. that the military is now accepting the kind of right wing nut jobs that make up the skinheads, the american nazi party and the klan.

I do understand that these are 14-27 year old kids who we are holding, some of whose crimes are as simple as walking down a street while the US invades, or even better stealing a loaf of bread. These are the kinds of crimes that we have these "prisoners of war" locked up for (nice that they get POW status now, they were "enemy combatants" a few days ago with no legal recourse). Most of them have been in custody for over 3 years, and we have no evidence to tie them to terrorism, unless you can point out a single case where we have tried one of the guantanamo detainees??? didnt think so.

You are just like every one of those american nazi, skinhead, and klansmen in that all you can do is point fingers and say they are the cause of everything that is wrong. Liberals on the other hand search for solutions, we may not be very good at it, but it sure beats screwing up the world and blaming it on people with no ability cause it.

That's all conservatives ever do, ooh marriage is failing! divorce rates are high! its the gay's fault!
Oh no! there is no moral integrity in our republican controlled congress, its the democrats fault! Our army doesnt have enough armor, its bill clinton's fault! The executive branch is illegally wiretapping americans! it's New York Times fault!

You folks are pathetic, but do me a favor, if youre going to attack me, have the courtesy to do so honestly if you can, there are many labels you could accurately pin on me, andthere are plenty of things I say that are offensive, how about picking one of them instead of misrepresenting things I say which are demonstrably true?

4:15 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

"I do understand that these are 14-27 year old kids who we are holding, some of whose crimes are as simple as walking down a street while the US invades, or even better stealing a loaf of bread."

And how exactly do you understand that? Because thats what they said? Go to any prison and ask the prisoners how many of them are innocent.

About 90% of them are 'innocent'. Like all the guys the bust on COPS. They all swear to God they didnt do anything until about 10 witnesses and the 7-11 security cam proves them wrong.

I understand. You would rather believe them than us. You are certainly entitled to that opinion.

7:56 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Them? them who? the several human rights organizations who have made these claims? the 14 year old kid shackled in guantanamo bay, threatened with torture and attack dogs? or the bush administration who has yet to deal honestly with anyone anywhere much less its own citizens at home? who is it I'm expected to beleive, the evidence my own senses give me, or the wonderfully synchronistic talking points coming from every right wing talking head and pundit?

You might be right about the prison thing, though considering 17 percent of our population makes up over 77 percent of our prison population tends to make me wonder exactly which side of the bars the good guys sit on. The numbers themselves say quite a bit.

But most importantly, I look for the facts, I dont beleive anyone if I can help it, belief is for children, adults deal in facts. Sometimes they are difficult to find, but they always come out in the end, even if most of you are too busy watching fox to notice

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7:42 PM  

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