And calling me an isolationist is patently ridiculous, as I am more of a globalist than 90% of the people on this forum...including you.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
Care to look up how the CTR was enacted? Guess who signed that larger bill? It wasn't HW or his offspring.
Furthermore, did Clinton ever try to de-fund the CTR? Bush certainly tried to.
Again, you speak far too often of things you know little to nothing about.
Why is it dumb? Do you not understand the concept of 2nd strike capabilities in the greater scheme of MAD? Without 2nd strike, there is no deterrence. Without deterrence one can freely use nuclear weapons. As stated before and as you ignored again, a shield designed to destroy an enemy shield is offensive.This is dumb. What you don't understand about BMDO could surpass any battery shield system.....
Saying something is dumb and then completely failing to address why it is dumb is a poor method of argumentation.
In the future, please predicate your arguments with a disclaimer of "I say so." It will help new users in understanding how you argue.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
If we wait to find out whether or not our European "allies" have finally learned from history for once, which they never do (see Spain's reaction to al Qaida attacks, the entire continent's grovel and cower strategy for appeasing Iran, etc.), it will be too late and Russia will be strong-arming their way into unacceptable dominance over Europe, and Israel will be forced into an unnecessary confrontation with Iran.
Weakness begets aggression.
Mark my words, surrendering missile defense will be the way Democrats create the next international crisis.
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Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner (paraphrasing James Bovard).