Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Isn't this joke getting old
Star wars has failed yet again.
The first test in nearly two years of a multibillion-dollar U.S. anti-missile shield failed on Wednesday when the interceptor missile shut down as it prepared to launch in the central Pacific, the Pentagon said.

About 16 minutes earlier, a target missile carrying a mock warhead had been successfully fired from Kodiak Island, Alaska, according to a statement from the Missile Defense Agency.

The aborted $85 million test appeared likely to set back plans for activation of a rudimentary bulwark against long-range ballistic missiles that could be fired by countries like North Korea.

There you have it. We are now totally at the mercy of Alaska. I'm sure Gov. Murkowski will be applying to join the Axis of Evil any day now.

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