Monday, July 12, 2010

Obama's NASA Chief: NASA Faces Mecca

Once you have fallen down the rabbit hole that is Obamaworld, the word "absurd" loses some of its bite. However, this nugget from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden makes it clear that the parade of clowns that comprise Team Barack will keep the idiocy coming. For those who remember that the American space program began as a national security function in the Cold War, it is frightening to contemplate the new priorities of NASA.

FOXNews reports the following from an interview Charles Bolden granted Al Jazeera:

Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.

"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," Bolden said in the interview.

There you have it. Our space program is not about national security or scientific advancement NASA will now be spending billions with eyes on the true prize: reminding the Arab world that they invented Algebra. Pathetic!

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