Frank Gaffney is a neo-con rock star. Washington Times, National Review, Jewish World Review, Center for Security Policy, original signer of the PNAC statement, Committee on the Present Danger… Thing is, he’s dumb as a brick. Witness:
“Napoleon is said to have declared that “Geography is destiny.” That certainly is true of Gov. Palin. Her state is adjacent to Russia, a nation that has in recent years demonstrated a rising aggressiveness towards its neighbors.”
I understand this is Cindy McCain’s view, but when did this become the talking points of conservative (and I used this guardedly) “intellectuals?” He goes on with the osmosis:
“…As it happens, the best of those defenses – including a squadron of America’s state-of-the-art interceptors, the F-22 Raptor – are stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage. Governor Palin would not only be intimately familiar with that facilities’ vital role in protecting U.S. territory…”
But wait, it’s in the way of missiles!
“…Speaking of geography, Alaskan territory is also along the trajectory of ballistic missiles launched eastward out of Stalinist North Korea. For that reason, among others, Alaska’s Fort Greely was selected as the site for the principal U.S. ground-based defense against such missiles…”
Seriously. One of the top conservative (and again, guardedly) “intellectuals” is basically arguing that west coast placement counts as national security cred. California also has two ground-based missile-interceptors, but somehow the GOP doesn’t generally credit that.
“…At present, one can only infer Sarah Palin’s grasp of the danger posed by today’s principal enemy: adherents to the brutally repressive and seditious program the Islamists call Shariah… A tangible indicator of her views, however, is the enlistment of her eldest son, Track, on the anniversary of 9/11 last year and his imminent deployment to Iraq…”