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[a terse note refers to "Site Y"
] Christopher Todd
: That could easily mean another place. These military games... why, the multiplicity of our secret bases confuses ourselves more than the Soviets.
President Jordan Lyman
: The next step should be to your liking, Chris. Esther, call the Pentagon. Tell General Scott I want to see him right away. Esther Townsend
: [on intercom
] Yes, sir. Christopher Todd
: I think it's time we faced the enemy, Mr. President. President Jordan Lyman
: He's not the enemy. Scott, the Joint Chiefs, even the very emotional, very illogical lunatic fringe: they're not the enemy. The enemy's an age - a nuclear age. It happens to have killed man's faith in his ability to influence what happens to him. And out of this comes a sickness, and out of sickness a frustration, a feeling of impotence, helplessness, weakness. And from this, this desperation, we look for a champion in red, white, and blue. Every now and then a man on a white horse rides by, and we appoint him to be our personal god for the duration. For some men it was a Senator McCarthy, for others it was a General Walker, and now it's a General Scott.
: This stuff you unearthed, Colonel Casey, is dynamite. Very revealing of General Scott's extracurricular love life. Any taste of victory we have in our mouths, Colonel, is due in no small measure to your efforts. Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Casey
: The taste I've got in my mouth, Mr. Secretary, is unmentionable. Christopher Todd
: I can understand that feeling, Colonel. But when you deal with a jackal like your general... Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Casey
: Mr. Todd, this is a full Air Force general. Six times wounded, wearing only half the medals he deserves. Whatever else he is, he's no jackal. Christopher Todd
: My god, the sensitivity of our warriors! Did I step on your old school tie, Colonel? Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Casey
: You're just like a lot of civilians, Mr. Todd. After every armistice, you want to put us away in mothballs, like the fleet. When it comes to a little dying... Christopher Todd
: Hold up, Colonel! Colonel Martin "Jiggs" Casey
: ...you'll be sure to put us in a uniform... Christopher Todd
: That's enough, Colonel!