Missile Defense

“Scrapping the U.S. missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic does little more then empower Russia and Iran at the expense of our allies in Europe,” said Representative John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, the House minority leader. “It shows a willful determination to continue ignoring the threat posed by some of the most dangerous regimes in the world, while taking one of the most important defenses against Iran off the table.” – from the NY Times September 17, 2009.

Distance from Tehran to Warsaw -1877 miles
Distance from Tehran to Jerusalem – 975 miles
Why don’t we put the missile system in Israel? It’s closer to Iran.