Saturday, April 17, 2010
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Barack Obama has decided to kill NASA's space shuttle program, kill the moon flight program, and hire Russian rockets when we need to launch anything that Russia is okay with us launching. But to show that he's still a man of vision, the president made clear that he'd like to see mankind reach Mars by 2025.
And once there, why not try to fool the martians with the old "I've got a birth certificate but you can't see it" gag?
Oh sure, it doesn't seem like it could possibly work...but consider this: Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, an 18-year Army veteran and flight surgeon, is facing a court-martial because he wants the president to show his birth certificate. And the president won't.
If Obama simply gives permission for his birth certificate to be shown, Lt. Col. Lakin will return to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Where, presumably, as a flight surgeon he will affect and possibly save many lives.
But for some reason...some increasingly troubling reason...Barack Obama has decided that the deaths of a few more soldiers is a price worth paying for his personal secrecy.
Maybe it's time for NASA to turn the Hubble telescope around and start looking for intelligent life in a mainstream media that finds such a trade off acceptable.