I hated the idea of missile defense under the Clinton administration, and I will hate it under the Bush administration. Unfortunately, while Clinton was toying with missile defense, Bush seems to have made it one of his highest defense priorities. Let’s pretend for a minute that it will actually work (it won’t). Even a working system would make the world a more dangerous place than a world without missile defense altogether. Slate’s Robert Wright explains a way in which the Bush administration’s obsession with missile defense will hurt international relations that I hadn’t seen discussed before. My greatest fear when it comes to missile defense is that it will actually lead people in power to believe that if we have it, we could win a nuclear war. And a war you think you can win might be a war worth having, God forbid.