Voter Amnesia

When it comes to national security issues, the Democrats must hope voters have short-term memory loss. Now that North Korea has nuclear weapons, Democrats say that we need a Strategic Defense Initiative “that works.”

Wait a minute. Isn’t it the Democrats who ridiculed President Reagan’s SDI as a “Star Wars” pipe dream? Isn’t it the Democrats who have opposed funding Bush’s SDI initiatives, even for basic research? (And how can we have an SDI “that works” if we can’t even pursue basic research?)

Isn’t it the Democrats who, after September 11, said SDI was a boondoggle because our enemies were using jets and didn’t have missiles? And isn’t it Democrats who sent the feckless and gullible Jimmy Carter last decade to bribe North Korea not to pursue its nuclear ambitions? (Memo to Carter and Clinton: The North Koreans took your bribes and pursued the program anyway.)

These are the Democrats who are now poised to take over the House and Senate. These are the Democrats who may pursue impeachment charges because “Bush lied” over Iraq. These are the Democrats who expect us to trust them with our national security. These are the Democrats who think we have forgotten their sorry politicization of national security.

And the sad truth is, they may be right.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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