Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did I miss something?

Excuse me members of Congress, shouldn't we be talking about national security for just a moment or two?

Between the chatter about health care reform--what it is and what it isn't--and Cap and Trade and Gitmo and Acorn and Joe Wilson shouldn't we, shouldn't someone, be talking about national security?

North Korea's nuclear sabre rattling and Iran's determination to see Israel (and, don't kid yourself, we're next) blasted off the planet are very real threats. Just a few short months ago, we were told Iran was close to having a nuclear option--whatever "close" means. And today the Wall Street Journal reports the Obama administration will scrap plans to build a missile defensive system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The reason? "Iran's long-range nuclear missile program has not progressed as rapidly as previously estimated."

I don't know about you, but the fact that Iran HAS a long-range nuclear missile program is enough for me. Let's not stop building missile defense systems, let's build them faster so we will be ready if and when the time comes. This seems a much more sensible us of Congress' time than, say, debating the merits of a soda pop tax.

But then, that's just me.

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