I remember in the 1980s when the USSR moved nuclear-tipped SS-20 missiles into Eastern Europe and the leftist-liberals remained totally silent. However, when Ronald Reagan responded by deploying Pershing II missiles into West Germany, Reagan was derided as a "war-monger" by the Left who scolded America that we should accept "peaceful coexistence" and embrace "detente." When Reagan proposed $500 billion on SDI--a purely defensive system--liberals went absolutely nuts. Today, the Democrats are spreading rumors of war, encroaching NATO right up to the Russian border, and wailing that Vlad Putin is a relentless enemy who only respects unadulterated American military power. The Democrats want more F-35s, they want to spend US$1 trillion on more nukes, build more overseas bases, drone more people everywhere, and more political, economic, and military hegemony in Europe, in the Pacific, in Asia, and pretty much everywhere else. Funny how things have changed.