That seems to be the big new talking point from the bed-wetting Republicans, including the President, the shadow Vice President, the Defense Secretary, the dittoheads in Congress [mp3]....
REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: ...You know, you have to look at fascism and look at the fact that we have the terrorist groups that are unified in being in disobedience or in opposition -- would be the better word -- opposition to the free world.
They're opposed to our way of life. They want to annihilate us. This is their goal, and they are unified in that goal. And so I think that, when you talk about the threats to freedom in the world and go through and look at communism, look at Nazism, look at fascism, that it is one of those items that is there serving as a reminder of the typeface.
But stop and think.
The Fascists of Spain did not threaten the world, They were evil. They were destructive to their own country. But they did not threaten the United States.
However, the Fascists of Germany did threaten the world. They were evil. They were destructive to everyone.
Because they had the heavy industry to build tanks, artillery, bombers, fighters, bombs....
The same is true for Communism. Communist Cuba and Communist Nicaragua, a stone's throw away from the United States, were never serious threats to the United States.
Communist Soviet Union was a very credible threat to the United States. Communist China could be now, if they put their mind to it.
Because they had the heavy industry to build tanks, artillery, bombers, fighters, bombs ... and ICBMs, nukes, submarines....
How is a barefoot Iraqi going to attack the United States? He can't.
Why would a barefoot Iraqi attack the United States if the United States were not occupying Iraq? Good question -- but even if he wanted to, how would he do it? It's not like the United States is defenseless against Third World threats.
The Republicans are desperate to draw connections where they aren't so they can maybe get re-elected.
National defense? This is more about Republican defense. Is that a cause worth the blood of our soldiers and Marines?