Dems are 'Monumentally shortsighted'

Helle Dale of the Washington Times writes of the danger to which Democrats threaten to subject our future, by targeting for cuts

...one of the most important strategic, collaborative efforts between the United States, Poland and the Czech Republic. The case in point is, of course, the "third site" for missile defense, for which 10 interceptors are to be stationed in Poland and a radar installation in the Czech Republic. The governments of those two countries have made a courageous commitment which not only has been controversial domestically, but has also aroused vociferous - if unwarranted - Russian opposition.

As stated on Monday in Washington by President Lech Kaczynski of Poland after meeting with President Bush to proceed with planning, "There is no better symbol of our desire to work for peace and security than working on a missile defense system... that would provide security for Europe from single- or dual-launched regimes that emanate from parts of the world where leaders don't particularly care for our way of life and are in the process of trying to develop serious weapons of mass destruction."
AT readers are well aware of this issue, thanks to Douglas Hanson's analysis of this issue last May. But the general public needs to understand the stakes and the extent of the Democrats' folly in pretending that this defense system is not an essential element in our future national security. Ms. Dale and the Washington Times deserve our thanks, but where are the rest of the national media?

Helle Dale of the Washington Times writes of the danger to which Democrats threaten to subject our future, by targeting for cuts

...one of the most important strategic, collaborative efforts between the United States, Poland and the Czech Republic. The case in point is, of course, the "third site" for missile defense, for which 10 interceptors are to be stationed in Poland and a radar installation in the Czech Republic. The governments of those two countries have made a courageous commitment which not only has been controversial domestically, but has also aroused vociferous - if unwarranted - Russian opposition.

As stated on Monday in Washington by President Lech Kaczynski of Poland after meeting with President Bush to proceed with planning, "There is no better symbol of our desire to work for peace and security than working on a missile defense system... that would provide security for Europe from single- or dual-launched regimes that emanate from parts of the world where leaders don't particularly care for our way of life and are in the process of trying to develop serious weapons of mass destruction."
AT readers are well aware of this issue, thanks to Douglas Hanson's analysis of this issue last May. But the general public needs to understand the stakes and the extent of the Democrats' folly in pretending that this defense system is not an essential element in our future national security. Ms. Dale and the Washington Times deserve our thanks, but where are the rest of the national media?