February 15, 2008

BUT LAURA SAYS HE'S JUST A GANGSTER OF LOVE:

Bush branded 'cowboy of space' after decision to shoot down malfunctioning satellite (Daily Mail, 15th February 2008)

President Bush was branded a cowboy last night amid claims that his decision to shoot down a failed satellite could spark a confrontation with Russia and China.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 15, 2008 10:01 PM
Comments

Fire away!

Make the Russkies and the Chicoms start trying to keep up. More anti-satellite weapons and fewer snowplows! Putin evidently thinks he can ramp up for the race.

Posted by: ratbert at February 15, 2008 10:30 PM

Do some people call him Maurice?

Posted by: John Thacker at February 15, 2008 10:36 PM

Pompitous and circumstance.

Posted by: ghostcat at February 15, 2008 11:31 PM

He sure don't want to hurt no one.

Posted by: Mike Morley at February 16, 2008 8:44 AM

"They warned the president could provoke a new arms race in space by brandishing America's military power."

A new arms race? We never had an old arms race.

Do critics prefer that the deadly projectile fall where it will and cause untold potential death and destruction?

Posted by: erp at February 16, 2008 9:21 AM

This is obviously the swaggering cowboy's simpleminded attempt to show he has a bigger one than the other guy, and "Oh let's play with our shiny new toy" out in the Pacific, like his new BB gun in the back yard.

I bet yells "yee haw" all through the White House the moment he pulls the trigger...

So, I'm all for it!

Yee haw.

Posted by: AndrewX at February 16, 2008 9:23 AM

The point that the media seems to be missing, is that now the American navy has about a half-dozen warships that are capable of destroying ballistic missles in flight. As more missle defense is realized, the strategic equation changes to the detriment of Russia and China.

Posted by: lebeaux at February 16, 2008 4:09 PM
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