George W. Bush defended the United States missile defense system by saying that Europe has no way to defend itself from Iranian missiles.
"The need for missile defense in Europe is real, and I believe it's urgent," he said during a speech in Washington. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do the math."
Bush also said that his intelligence reports that the Iranians, with help from the outside, could develop missiles capable of striking the U.S. by 2015.
A blind monkey, with help from the outside, could also develop missiles capable of reaching the U.S. by next year. I'm not saying that I necessarily disagree with missile defense, let's just be honest about what is going on here. It's Bush 101: Empire Building with Eloquence.