Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Star War Update: Luke is screwed.

85 million bucks for a single test - down the toilet.

President Bush's planned ballistic missile shield suffered another setback on Monday when an interceptor missile again failed to launch during a test of the U.S. missile defense system.

And they plan to spend 50 billion dollars more on this over the next five years.

Remember - before September 11, 2001, this crew defunded spending on terrorism in order to spend it on reviving Star Wars.

And when Congress proposed taking 600 million dollars from Rumsfeld's Missile Defense Program and using it for antiterror programs instead (two days before the attack - on September 9th, 2001, believe it or not) Rumsfeld blew a gasket and threatened a Presidential veto.

And - typical of these clowns - the attack that occurred two days later actually didn't convince them that their priorities had been wrong and that they should have been focusing on terrorism instead of Star Wars. Being a Bushite means never having to say your sorry. And abject failure does NOT mean that you made a mistake. It just means you have to shift the rationale for your course of action - not the course of action itself. So they made 9/11 the EXCUSE - and kept focusing on Star Wars.

And 3 1/2 years later, Bush is still pouring money into that useless hole.

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