Friday, July 27, 2007

Bush's missile system suffers setback...

George Bush's plans to establish a European missile defence system suffered a big setback yesterday when a Congressional committee slashed the funding.

The House appropriations committee cut $139m from the $310m the Bush administration wants for preparatory work on the missile project in Europe. It approved funds for a radar system in the Czech Republic but cut the $139m Mr Bush requested to establish a missile interception system in Poland, the most controversial part of the defence system.

I'm guessing that this missile system will be deep-sixed if a Democrat becomes the next President. Bush claims he wants to protect the Europeans from Iranian missiles. I don't think the Europeans are that concerned about the Iranians. Or maybe Bush just wants to send a message to Putin.