Each and every day there seems to be a new reason to beat my head against the wall. I read the article below and wondered to myself if they actually know that the American people think this Administration is pathetic and the world sees them as laughing stock. Every move that they make is the wrong one. You would think if they were just completely inept that they would get one or two things rights by now. They have not so far though. Why would we want to tell our enemies when and where we are testing a missile so that they could set it up to be able to learn everything they could about it. For those Nations to be able to possibly see or find a weakness in it and exploit it for themselves.
President Obama has decided to pre-announce to the world once-secret
American ballistic missile tests and satellite launches.
The Democratic administration's goal is to show a friendlier face to
other countries and to coax Russia to do the same.
It's part of a confidence-boosting initiative launched, so to speak,
last fall when Obama suddenly abandoned the U.S. missile-defense system
in Eastern Europe that had exercised the Russians, though it was aimed
at potential future missiles from Iran.
Obama hoped such a unilateral U.S. forfeiture would encourage Russia to
put pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear weapons development. So far no
good on that.
Of course, the point of secret tests by any state in an insecure,
suspicious world is to deny advance notice to potential enemies, making
it more difficult if not impossible for them to gain intelligence by
monitoring the tests themselves.
According to George Jahn of the Associated Press, a confidential U.S.
note sent to 128 other countries two weeks ago said:
The United States ... will provide pre-launch notification of
commercial and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
space launches as well as the majority of intercontinental ballistic and
submarine-launched ballistic missile launches.http://www.thefoxnation.com/international/2010/05/21/obama-announce...