It works! Missile defense works! I knew it would! Congratulations to everyone over at the MDA.

Yes, rest easy. Pretty soon the American population’s constant, consuming fear of ICBM attacks will be no more. Soon we’ll be hitting every target test missile instead of the current one-in-six. Then we’ll work our way toward hitting a few target test missiles that feature rudimentary countermeasures, won’t that be something!

At the same time, of course, we’ll be aggressively pursuing strategies for hitting targets that we did not launch at an appointed time and place and trajectory, with everyone watching.

Yes, in ten, maybe twenty, thirty-at-the-outside short years, we’ll begin to deploy a somewhat impermeable missile thwartation network. Take that, commies! IC no BM!

God save the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program! The blessings of the saints on Raytheon Missile Systems! May Jesus, in Whose sight be our enemies wicked and unclean, cleave Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors to His bosom!