A dollar wasted on this boondoggle is a dollar not spent on their military.
I don't know if the signal that they are building this is a good thing or a bad thing. That is an awful lot of money to spend on a project that you cannot currently, and will not be able to for the forseeable future, protect.
Does it mean that they don't feel they need to...or that by the time it is done they will be able to?
"I may kid around about drugs, but really, I take them seriously." - Doctor Graper