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Rep. Ike Skelton (D, MO) has forgotten all he learned once of national security.

(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) Remember: Ike Skelton is supposed to be one of their smart ones; one of the few remaining people that the Democrats can trot out whenever they need to try to persuade the populace that Democrats have a clue about national security. So, when he says something like this:

Added Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (Mo.): “They caught him. They caught him. They caught him. What’s wrong with being lucky?”

…in response to the Republican party’s rather obvious observation that when it comes to counter-terrorism, hope is not a plan – well, that’s kind of disturbing.  You see, Ike Skelton should not be able to rely on the standard Democratic excuse of systematic ignorance to explain why he doesn’t know of this infamous IRA warning to Maggie Thatcher:

Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky once. You will have to be lucky always.

The fact that he apparently is so trying to rely on said excuse forces me to conclude that the strain of having to interact with the national security naifs in the Democratic party establishment over the last two decades has caused Rep. Skelton to suffer a permanent degradation to his cognitive functions.  Either that, or he was just a really, really good method actor when he was younger.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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