This news just in. The Bush administration has decided to attempt to shoot down the failed spy satellite that was due to enter the earth's atmosphere sometime in coming weeks. I can see why they might want to do this. First, it could reduce the hazard from large chunks of satellite falling on into a populated area. Second, there might be some fear that secret technology could fall into the wrong hands. And third, it would be a great demonstration of the US' anti-satellite capabilities.
All well and good. What if the missile misses? Talk about embarrassing. I just hope somebody gets some good video of the event