April 27, 2007

If a future missile attack on the US is thwarted...

...thank a Republican.

The U.S. military destroyed a cruise missile and a short-range ballistic missile during a test Thursday over the Pacific, the first time two test targets were intercepted simultaneously, the Missile Defense Agency said.

The military fired the short-range missile from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. A Navy plane fired the cruise missile target used in the test. Sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie fired back.

"The test demonstrated the USS Lake Erie's ability to engage a ballistic missile threat and defend itself from attack at the same time," the agency said in a statement...
[Link. Thanks to Penraker.]

It's pretty strange when you stop to think about it, but a constant theme for most of my adult life has been Democrats desperately trying to prevent us developing any defense against incoming missiles of any sort. Really, their visceral hatred of the idea is WIERD! It seems to go way beyond their usual antipathy to national defense.

Dems are less likely than Republicans to vote to spend money on a carrier, or a new tank. But they do vote for such things, they do accept the necessity of them. But they always seem to oppose missile defense.

One wonders if their anti-Americanism runs deeper than we realize, and perhaps they think we should suffer lightning bolts from above?

Posted by John Weidner at April 27, 2007 5:28 PM
Weblog by John Weidner