September 13, 2001, Thursday
Proposed shield would not have helped, critics say
Both sides in missile debate say attacks prove their point
By SCOTT CANON
"We will have diverted all that money to address the least likely threat while the real threats come into this country in the hold of a ship, or the belly of a plane, or are smuggled into the city in the middle of the night in a vial in a backpack," Biden told the National Press Club. Missile defense critics on Tuesday found him prophetic.