It’s long past time that someone spoke truth to mendacity and hypocrisy.
“…and it all unraveled before me.”
Thoughts from Wretchard on their reactionary attempts to return to the past.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been seventeen years. Glenn Reynolds has some links and thoughts. Yes, Barack Obama was feckless, but part of the reason we got him was due to the fecklessness of George Bush, and the mismanagement of Iraq. I thought at the time the administration had a strategic plan for the Middle East, but I was wrong.
[Update a while later]
It’s a 19th-century solution for a 21st-century problem. Most of the takes on this have been idiotic, but this is a good one. I’d note though, per the end, it’s not a choice between a Space Corps/Force or Space Guard. We need both.
Like me, Byron York remembers the 90s, the Clinton administration, and the Chinese government. But that was different because shut up.
The reach of the Clinton’s is long.
That was then, this is now:
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson asserted on Wednesday that the service is not pushing back on President Trump’s idea to create a Space Force. She offered no new details on how the process of forming a new service might unfold but insisted that this “has to be done the right way.”
I’m old enough to remember when she opposed Space Corps, let alone Space Force.
And are people really talking (again) about a Department of Space? Please, no.
I could never understand why the Bush administration let Iran get away with so much. They were waging war on us (and have been since 1979), and the administration did essentially nothing. And then Obama came along and bent us over for them and didn’t even ask for lube. Thanks, Valerie!