Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Remember When Democrats Called Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative Star Wars To Make Fun of It?

8/30/17 USA Today:
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said a U.S. warship successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile in a test off Hawaii on Wednesday, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to press ahead with more missile tests in the Pacific.
The USS John Paul Jones detected and tracked a missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai with its onboard radar, before intercepting it with SM-6 missiles, the MDA said.
It said it marked the second time an SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile in a test.
Part of it was that Democrats really wanted to keep our Mutual Assured Destruction doctrine: We won't stop the Soviets from killing us; we'll prevent war by threatening to respond to 150 million dead Americans with 200 million dead Soviets.  How did intellectuals and any decent people decide that was a more moral policy than SDI?  Because even then, the Democratic Party cared more about identity politics than the public good, and they needed Reagan as their Trump.

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