Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Distance NASA Travelled
Over 48 Years

The space program [is] 'a way to reach out to the Muslim world,' according to [Obama's] NASA administrator.

By Jim Prevor - July 6th, 2010 - The Weekly Standard

Think quick: What tasks would the president of the United States charge the head of NASA with performing: Going to Mars? Returning to the moon? Finding a replacement for the Space Shuttle? Enhancing U.S. technology?

Not President Obama. Charles Bolden, who heads up NASA, gave an interview with Al Jazeera and explained how President Obama had described his job:

When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering.

Apparently NASA also doesn’t want to speak much about America’s engineering prowess; credit goes to everyone else...

So the man who mistakenly claimed he was a Muslim during his campaign, but then quickly denied it - even denying it was a Freudian slip, now charges our foremost technical research mission with; abandoning that technical research mission to instead help Muslims feel good about themselves. Obama keeps indicating by his actions that he is not proud of America. He is much more proud of Muslims, who he seems to think have contributed more to science than America.

A secondary issue with this new strategy is that Obama felt compelled to tell Al Jazeera and the Muslims of the middle east about the new strategy BEFORE he bothered to tell congress. I guess he can't waste time talking with congress when the people he truly cares about are not here in America.


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