What is it with Stephen Harper and that asinine missile defense program?
Harper open to missile-defence talks with U.S.
Stephen Harper said a Tory government would consult Parliament about whether Canada should join the U.S. missile-defence system.
Harper told Radio-Canada in an interview Thursday that he would wait for a formal, written offer from the U.S. before deciding whether Canada should participate in the ballistic missile defence program.
He said Parliament would then hold a free vote.
Is it too much to ask that Stephen get a fucking clue before making an even bigger dick of himself than he already has?
Test Failures Slow U.S. Missile Defense
Behind the heavy barbed wire at this snowy range are silos containing eight interceptors designed to shoot down incoming enemy missiles. There were supposed to be as many as 16 in place by now.
But after an embarrassing series of test failures in the ambitious, expensive and highly criticized program to build a national missile-defense shield, the U.S. military is slowing the deployment of interceptors while it conducts more testing...
The government has spent about $100 billion on missile defense since 1983, including $7.8 billion authorized for the current fiscal year. Interceptors, however, have failed five times in 11 tests, even though some critics of the program say the tests have been practically rigged to succeed.
Did you catch that, Steve? Even rigging the tests, they still fail almost half the time.
I don't dislike Harper and his wingnuts because they're conservative. I dislike them because they're, well, stupid.