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The Davy Crockett defense of escalation.

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During today’s House debate on Iraq, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) debuted the Davy Crockett defense:

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AKIN: Could you picture Davy Crockett at the Alamo looking at his Blackberry getting a message from Congress? “Davy Crockett, we support you. The only thing is we are not going to send any troops.” I’m sure that would really be impressive to Davy Crockett.

UPDATE: From commenter Mike:

I think Davy Crockett would be more impressed with the odd contraption that is sending him messages in the 1836 and why it was Congress calling when Texas wasn’t annexed until 1845.

“OMG Davy, u r on ur own, lollers ;) C-gress”

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