Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Missile Defense Update

The U.A.E. - yes, home to the owners of Manchester City - are interested in buying 7 billion dollars worth of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile systems from the U.S.. 7 billion. Saints preserve us!

It's good and it's bad. It's good because it will provide a shield against Iranian missile systems and greatly diminish their menace. It's bad because we'd be giving this extremely sophisticated hardware to a country that is officially opposed to the very existence of one of our strongest allies - Israel, the likely target of a full-scale Iranian missile attack. And if you're like me then you'd be worried that these things would be parked too close to Iran without our direct protection. You'd also need to go potty. So excuse me, please.

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