Skip to comments.A Good Year For Missile Defense Part One (Gag alert)
Posted on 12/27/2007 9:32:05 AM PST by Ben Mugged
The year 2007 was the year the U.S. ballistic-missile defense program dodged the bullet it was supposed to bite.
It was the first year that control of federal funding in the U.S. House of Representatives passed to the Democrats since 1994. There were widespread fears in the U.S. defense contracting community and among advocates of ballistic missile defense that as a result, funding for BMD programs would be dramatically slashed. But this didn't happen. On the contrary, the year ended with the main immediate programs of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency looking more robust than ever.
The main reason for this was the remarkable bipartisan consensus in the new 110th Congress that was quickly established. Much of the credit for this achievement should go to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the new speaker of the House of Representatives, and to her fellow California Democrat, Rep. Ellen Tauscher, who chairs the significant Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. In both the House and the Senate, Republicans and Democrats, contrary to their general partisan image, pulled together and generally proved statesmanlike and constructive in hammering out workable compromises on funding BMD programs.
Indeed, Riki Ellison, president and founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, wrote on June 5 in Space News that Democrats and Republicans in Congress now agreed on almost all funding issues associated with BMD.
He also pointed out that after decades of opposing, or appearing to oppose, any costly and ambitious U.S. ballistic missile defense program on principle, the Democrats had now embraced it. At a time of growing international tensions, especially with Russia and China, this robbed the Republicans of a monopoly on an increasingly popular issue.
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robbed the Republicans of a monopoly on an increasingly popular issue
I wonder what color the sky is on the planet where Martin Sieff woke up on this morning?
Read for later
The reason the rats didn’t kill it is it works and no matter how the media spin machine of abcnbccbscnnfox tried to spin it, the rats would have made history killing a working system, and that was history even THAT gang of traitors didn’t want to make.
Honestly, it sounds like the pipe dream from some 60's activist's best pot-induced philosophical journey.
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
I can tell you from personal experience, the Democrats, especially Pelosi (and Clinton) are NO FRIENDS OF MDA. That agency will suffer some of the first cuts if Hillary gets in office, and the money saved there will go to fund illegal aliens.
America will be doomed to be taken over by illegal immigrants, or nuked by China. Or both