"Success" before the fact?
The Pentagon had a "successful" anti-missile test yesterday, and being the moonbat DFH that I am, I went searching the Great Gazoogle for details on it - wondering if, as has been done before, they rigged the test to ensure a successful result.
Nothing immediate one way or the other, but I did come across this interesting PR release from CNN Money:
TUCSON, Ariz., and TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 28, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company components built under contract to The Boeing Company, the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, played key roles in the destruction of a ballistic missile target during GMD's latest successful flight test conducted Sept. XX by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. [emphasis added]
Well! Isn't THAT interesting. Almost like they knew beforehand that the test would be "successful", even before the date of the actual test.
Maybe it's a mistake, maybe it's common procedure for PR releases - but it sure as hell looks like a case of "draw the curve then plot the data" to me.