Tuesday, September 22, 2009
At the office yesterday the Leftists were positively chortling and giggling over Vanity Fair. Their reaction to attacks on Sarah Palin could fairly be described as collective masturbation.
As a former naval officer I can assure you that the the SM-3 AEGIS system, wonderful as it is, is not a replacement for a land based BMD for countering the threat from Iran. We would need to build dozens of more ships. The cost has not even been considered and will not be spent on the military by this administration. So the entire proposal is a fraud. Also look at a map, the sea based systems are an effective counter to a threat from North Korea but expecting them to be reliably in position to intercept missiles from Iran is a fantasy.