Ben Tre redux: "It is necessary to destroy Medicare in order to save it".
Bến Tre, on 7 February 1968. Arnett cited an unidentified U.S. military official in his report: "'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it', a United States major said today. He was talking about the decision by allied commanders to bomb and shell the town regardless of civilian casualties, to rout the Vietcong.
This is what Romney/Ryan means when they say that they are going to save Medicare