The SDI, or so-called “Star Wars” defense, is rearing its ugly head again. There are missile defense sites in California and Alaska and maybe one other place on the West Coast (Washington?), and now someone in Congress is calling for another $100 million to plan and new defense shield on the East Coast to defend them against Iran. Then it would be built by 2016 to the tune of a couple billion dollars.
Wait, does this mean the Repubs want to build it on Long Island to protect the “Gold Coast” and the Hamptons. Or how about North Carolina, since they are already taking away a lot of North Carolina’s finances.
You know, Star Wars has all kinds of fancy gadgets that really worked to slay the enemy. But SDI has never worked properly. It basically has missed all tests by hundreds of miles, and the only tests that ever worked were those that had engineers tweaking the path of the defense missile as it flew in order to hit the pre-arranged spot where the missile it was defending against was.
Hey, does anyone really care? If so, why?