Assigned Reading: Aloha, ‘Star Wars’
(FROM: The Washington Times)
This is an issue that the Republican Party must own in advance of the 2010 midterm. Under Bill Clinton, the intercept speeds of our ballistic missile defense systems were restricted. And now, under Barack Obama, funding has been cut, operations already in place have been scaled back, research and development has been stymied, and hosts like Poland who banked on U.S. commitment to the system are being left high and dry.
The Obama administration’s attitude toward missile defense and, given what he’s done with Gitmo and our intelligence services, national security in general will serve as a weakness for the Democrats in 2010 and beyond — if the GOP is ready, willing and able to remind the American people of it.