What could possibly be more troubling than a handshake with Chavez or bow to a Saudi king? The notion that we are borrowing trillions from a country who continues to steal state secrets. From today’s Wall St. Journal:
WASHINGTON — Computer spies have broken into the Pentagon’s $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project — the Defense Department’s costliest weapons program ever — according to current and former government officials familiar with the attacks.
Similar incidents have also breached the Air Force’s air-traffic-control system in recent months, these people say. In the case of the fighter-jet program, the intruders were able to copy and siphon off several terabytes of data related to design and electronics systems, officials say, potentially making it easier to defend against the craft.
Further on in the piece, former U.S. officials say that the attack most likely originated in China, despite the denials offered by the Chinese who rejected a recent Pentagon report concerning their progress in cyber-spying.
The tea parties weren’t a reaction against a liberal, nor were they initiated by a bunch of rednecks against a black man, as Janeane Garofalo maintains. They were hatched by a group of frustrated Americans who see the U.S government mortgaging its future and theirs. More than deepening the recent ‘living beyond our means’ culture, Obama is building on the past administration’s disregard for sovereignty with respect to China.
How can we complain about China’s spying when we’re borrowing their money to build that $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter?