David – Before you go too far afield mocking Hillary on her comments, we should keep in mind that the Gipper made that point many, many, many times. He even invoked “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to Gorbachev at the Geneva summit. National Security Adviser ColinPowell hated Reagan’s “little green men” riffs and tried desperately to keep them out of his speeches.
But here’s a big difference. Reagan was at least talking about military threats. Hillary’s got a much more mushy-gushy conception of such things.
Oh and bonus hypocrisy points! Liberals ridiculed Reagan for invoking a sci-movie to make his point. I mean just tore him apart for it. One doubts we’ll hear anything of the sort from liberals about Hillary following the Gipper’s lead.