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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.