The 'Son of Star Wars'

-The next step to ensure American security and military dominance.

In a lot of areas President Bush has failed in his presidency but fortunately, for us, his leadership has actually led to some great accomplishments for our country. Obviously, the economy has made historic progress but more importantly, the “Son of Star Wars” missile defense system is alive and well.

Given that this is a success for the administration, the military and for America in general, "critics" will cry and complain about the prospect of proactively defending our interests. But the day I put our defense in the hands of these hippie liberal douches, is the day I think Sean Penn is a political genius.

Intl. Herald Tribune) After a successful test last week, the tracking radars and interceptor rockets of a new American missile defense system can be turned on at any time to respond to an emerging crisis in Asia, senior military officers said Tuesday.

General Victor Renuart Jr., the senior commander for defense of United States territory, said that the antimissile system could guard against the risk of ballistic missile attack from North Korea even while development continues on a series of radars in California and the Pacific Ocean and on interceptor missiles in Alaska and California.

While the new system is limited, it is the most extensive anti-ballistic missile system the Pentagon has fielded since the Safeguard ABM system near Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota was briefly operated, starting in 1975. Congress immediately voted to shut it down, and it operated for only a few months.

"We can bring missiles up or take them down as need be so that they can continue doing the testing," said Renuart, commander of the military's Northern Command, based in Colorado Springs. But, he added, "I'm fully confident that we have all of the pieces in place that, if the nation needed to, we could respond."