In one of our favorite tone-deaf politicizations of Christmas, Reuters is suddenly worried about whether Santa will be safe from our planned East Coast missile defense system.

With all due respect, we’re pretty sure that our nation’s military knows that difference between a sleigh and an ICBM. Heck, NORAD tracks Santa every year. They know exactly when he’s going to fly, know what he looks like on radar, and have probably tracked him more than any other known object.

On top of that, you KNOW that sleigh is equipped with countermeasures. If it weren’t, Santa would have been downed by RPG fire over Kandahar a long time ago. If he needs an upgrade, we’re sure that Hanukkah Harry can hook him up with some sweet Israeli interceptor technology. So, rest assured kids, Santa is safe.