"Star Wars" Is Bush's Highest Priority? Yep, He Said It
Remember how the Bush Administration ignored Al Qaeda and terrorism in general in the months leading up to 9/11 to focus instead on the typical Cold War wet dreams of conservatives, namely missile defense? Well, it seems that despite 3000 deaths and a terrible and wasted war, nothing has changed with the Bush Administration.
He (Bush) said protecting America from ballistic missiles was "my highest priority as commander in chief, and the highest priority of my administration."
My highest priority as commander in chief, and the highest priority of my administration? What happened to Mr. "Dead or Alive"? What happened to the war on terrorism? After three years in office, how committed to the war on terror are these guys if they still place a Star Wars defense against no known enemies as the "highest priority"?
Oh, I know. Mr. Moral Clarity must have simply misspoke once again, or had a failure of that vaunted Bush Administration message discipline. Or, heavens help us, this could just be a case of a, well, you know, a flip-flop?