Thursday, May 19, 2005

From Star Wars to Space Wars.

While "Stars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" is getting everybody excited and somewhat nostalgic, there is another 'Star Wars' that is being revived and it seems to get much less attention, even thought it made it to the NYTimes:
The Air Force, saying it must secure space to protect the nation from attack, 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, according to White House and Air Force officials.
The proposed change would be a substantial shift in American policy. It would almost certainly be opposed by many American allies and potential enemies, who have said it may create an arms race in space.
At a time when a President could have been killed by a grenade and when two towerswere brought down by people armed with cutters, it makes you wonder about the competence and intelligence of decision-makers who do not seem to have their priorities right... or to curve to lobby's pressure.


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