Sunday, February 17, 2008
It escapes me why anyone would have said anything about the United States Navy using an SM-3 missile to shoot down a spy satellite. Well, it doesn't escape me, because some former-Soviet general, with an itchy trigger finger, might have misinterpreted the bloom as the AEGIS anti-missile missile (with an MSRP of $10m) lifted off from USS Lake Erie.
I would have kept the whole thing secret--because it is no one's damn business--until I knew it had worked; or, at least until about two minutes before the launch. That way, I wouldn't have to listen to the Russians, Al-Jazeera, or the communist wing of the Democrat Party.
Your tax dollars at work. And, oh soooo cool.