Mutual Assured Incompetence – The Missile Defense Hoax (March 7, 2005)
The star wars missile defense system is designed to fight a war that we actually won. Beat CCCP; we did. Former President Carter’s grain embargo and decades of internal decline doomed the former Soviet Union. In 1989 when the [Berlin] wall came tumbling down and exposed the border and then in 1991 when the center of the “evil empire” imploded, defense policy needed to change. The missile defense system assumes there is a threat from a source that is capable of reaching the United States with a projectile. Any missile launched from overseas likely would land in the ocean, if it got off the ground. Any missile sent by the U.S. in response likely would land square in the center of an American town square, if it got off the ground. Mutual Assured Incompetence. The savior of humanity.
The real threat is from individuals and small groups able to access a wealth of readily available material and hand deliver a weapon in a suitcase or box to the target while operating under the national security radar. Those in power make little effort to secure that dangerous material or combat the obvious and effective delivery methods.
On February 23, our enlightened friends to the north opted out of the insanity. Canada rejected the growing “weaponization of space.” Rational individuals agree that Iran and North Korea should not have access to Fourth of July fireworks or water balloons. However, these countries have been forced in part to pursue a nuclear option because the “Bush Doctrine” only respects a foreign country’s sovereignty if it is a nuclear power. Placing complete faith in an expensive boondoggle missile defense system designed to confront an unlikely threat while completely disregarding the present and real danger is self-defeating and self-destructive. McCain, front and center. Duty calls.
[When the country is forced to establish a Crisis Budget (CB), this program will be abandoned.]