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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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CNN is reporting that the Air Force is begging President Bush "Please, pretty please, can we put weapons in space? Pretty please, with a cherry on top?"

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The U.S. Air Force is seeking President Bush's approval of a national security directive that could move the United States closer to fielding offensive and defensive space weapons, the New York Times reported Tuesday, citing White House and Air Force officials.

Great. Just great. First we're sinking billions of hard-earned lucre into a ground-based technology that doesn't work right half the time, even when we cheat and put a transponder in for the test target to say "Here I am! Hit me! Hit me! Hit...awww...c'mon! You couldn't hit the broad side of a barn!" And now we want to sink billions more into SPACE-based technology? We can barely afford to keep the ISS aloft - what makes us think we can afford to put the military's expensive toys up there, as well?

Any deployment of space weapons would face financial, technological, political and diplomatic hurdles, as well as almost surely opposition from U.S. allies and potential enemies alike, fearing an arms race in space.

Yeah, diplomatic hurdles like THE OUTER SPACE TREATY!


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