February 16, 2008

For world peace, poke a thumb in their eye...

From the Daily Mail: Bush branded 'cowboy of space' after decision to shoot down malfunctioning satellite...

President Bush was branded a cowboy last night amid claims that his decision to shoot down a failed satellite could spark a confrontation with Russia and China...

...They warned the president could provoke a new arms race in space by brandishing America's military power.

Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer with the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, called the move "regrettable".

And in a jibe aimed at the President he said: "Clearly someone in the administration who has the instincts of a cowboy has decided this is the perfect excuse to rattle our sabres and show the Chinese that we have the same capabilities."....

Rattling our sabres is good. It will promote peace. Looking weak and indecisive will tend to lead to war. I suggest we should try to make the debris fall so as to make shooting stars over Peking...

US Cruiser fires SM-3

(Image purloined from Neptunus Lex. Thanks. )

Posted by John Weidner at February 16, 2008 11:45 AM
Weblog by John Weidner