Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Courtesy of WaPo, the Bush administration wants to have free reign to do whatever they want in space, while limiting access for other nations.
President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone "hostile to U.S. interests."
A number of nations have pushed for talks to ban space weapons, and the United States has long been one of a handful of nations opposed to the idea. Although it had abstained in the past when proposals to ban space weapons came up in the United Nations, last October the United States voted for the first time against a call for negotiations -- the only "no" against 160 "yes" votes.
Must the administration be so damned arrogant on every international issue that comes up? Perhaps Bush has been watching too many Star Wars movies.