The Vice President’s long opposition to missile defense meets the reality of North Korea.
“The president’s continued adherence to [SDI] constitutes
one of the most reckless and irresponsible acts in the history of
— Senator Joseph Biden on Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, designed to protect against nuclear attacks from nuclear armed enemies like North Korea
“Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the U.S. will add 14
interceptors to the 30 in its missile defense system by fiscal
2017, sending a signal to North Korea after the totalitarian regime
threatened nuclear strikes.”
— Bloomberg Business Week on the Obama-Biden Administration decision to belatedly deploy an underdeveloped SDI against a potential North Korean attack
Joe Biden had a headache.
And, alas, that’s what’s always remembered.
Now, America has a headache. A big one, too.
That would be the threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea.
Back in the wayback of March, 1987, Senator Joe Biden was busy running for president. What’s remembered, aside from his plagiarism problem, was that the young Senator was in the middle of a speech to a New Hampshire Rotary Club audience in Nashua when he was stricken with a shooting pain in his neck and had to stop in the middle of his speech. After a time-out, overcoming a feeling of nausea, the Senator returned to the podium and with difficulty finished his speech. It turned out that Biden had suffered from an aneurism, which he would need surgery to fix.
The surgery was successful, the rest of the Biden story to date is known as the now-vice president sits as the number two in an Obama Administration that is today coming to grips with the actual threat of a nuclear attack from North Korea.
Which is to say: North Korea nukes Hollywood. And potentially a bit of California or the rest of the West Coast.
What’s forgotten in the tale of Biden’s aneurism-induced headache was the topic of his speech that winter day in Nashua:
An attack on the Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative.
Or, as Biden and his fellow liberals of the day disparaged the President’s idea of defending the United States by hitting a missile with a missile – Star Wars.
March 23 of this year – two days from now – marks the 30th anniversary of President Reagan’s historic speech announcing his intention to pursue a “Strategic Defense Initiative.”
As the Heritage Foundation noted five years ago on the occasion of SDI’s 25th anniversary, Reagan had three core principles at the heart of SDI.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?