Wednesday, August 20, 2008

There's a Bear in the Woods Again

It was a dangerous world when the Democrats and Republicans settled on their choices for presidential nominees. It is now an even more dangerous world.

Russia is threatening Poland with nuclear attack. If Poland deploys the defensive missile shield we have agreed to supply them, Russia will target them with nuclear weapons. In the event of a conflict, Poland would be a priority target.

The bear has come out of hibernation. He's hungry. He's angry. And he's feeling his strength. In a post as tribute to Reagan's ad man, Hal Riney, when he died this year, I gave you a link to his 1984 ad, "A Bear in the Woods." It's worth viewing again.

There is a bear in the woods.
For some people the bear is easy to see.
Others don't see it at all.
Some people say the bear is tame.
Others say it's vicious...and dangerous.
Since no one can be really sure who's right, isn't it smart to be as strong as the bear...if there is a bear.
Closer to home, Iran is developing plans to launch a nuclear armed Scud missile from a trawler off the American coast with a view to detonating the device over the United States, sending an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) across the country frying electronic circuitry everywhere. This is the report from Dr William Graham, former White House science adviser under President Ronald Reagan, to a Claremont Institute conference on missile defense. “An EMP attack on America would send us back to the horse and buggy era — without the horse and buggy,” said Rep. Trent Franks, R, Ariz. Read all the frightening details.

But Barack Obama is more concerned about disarming the country than about doing whatever is necessary to protect it, including space based missile defense that could protect us from this sort of plot. He explains it himself in this video.

This is no game for the unpracticed.

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