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Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:12 PM
Now, Herman, you know you have to get your priorities straight. Everyone knows that Israel is the keystone of our defenses. You don't believe me? Go ask Pamela Geller and David Horowitz. If Israel goes, so do we. You'll wake up one morning to the sight of scimitar wielding, turban wearing, head sawing islamofascists flying in on their carpets dropping Korans on us.

In that year of happy memory, 1972, George McGovern, the Democratic nominee, declared he would chop defense by fully one-third.

A friendly congressman was persuaded to ask Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to expatiate on what this might mean.

The Pentagon replied the Sixth Fleet might have to be pulled out of the Med, leaving Israel without U.S. protection against the fleet of Adm. Sergei Gorshkov, and provided the congressman a list of U.S. bases that would have to be shut down.

Radio ads were run in the towns closest to the bases on the Pentagon list, declaring they would be...