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  •  I think you're right. (2+ / 0-)
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    It's the only thing that makes sense.

    Well,if anything related to Palin can make sense, that is.

    This is not a book (Atlas Shrugged) to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown, with great force. - Dorothy Parker

    by edwardssl on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 10:36:59 AM PST

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    •  They were only 3 decades apart. (5+ / 0-)

      Sure, Sarah, launching a satellite in 1957 bankrupted the Soviet Union in 1991.

      What a moron.

      And this is part of frickin' Reagan's supposed legacy! She doesn't know that?!?!

      My deepest gratitude to all the Kossacks that supported my fundraiser for marriage equality in Delaware.

      by Scott Wooledge on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 10:43:23 AM PST

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      •  if they hadn't used their space program (1+ / 0-)
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        to improve their rocket technology with military applications, then there couldn't have been an arms race because they wouldn't have had launch vehicles for ICBMs.  After all, everybody imported Hitler's rocket scientists after the war to work on their projects, this wasn't purely about space.

        The space race was a public face of the competition, part of the propaganda wars, just like Olympic teams, development projects in third world countries, etc.  But I don't think Sarah was thinking that deeply.

        Plus, the arms race alone didn't do in the Soviets, they did it in Afghanistan with a little bit of help from us to fund the other side.  Funny how we can't even learn from our own playbook.

    •  Archie Bunker's rill daughter.....eom (1+ / 0-)
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      "A Canadian is merely an unarmed American with health care." John Wing

      by marigold on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 10:43:33 AM PST

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