Monday, June 28, 2010

Another Bad Idea from the Obama Administration

Which one? You might ask. This time it's the new space policy announced today. It's not all bad, just one of the core ideas.
[It] renounces the unilateral stance of the Bush administration and instead emphasizes international cooperation, including the possibility of an arms control treaty that would limit the development of space weapons.
Once again, instead of putting U.S. interests and security first, the Obama administration has no problem limiting our options -- for no particularly good reason. According to the previous policy,
The Bush administration ... said it “rejects any limitations on the fundamental right of the United States to operate in and acquire data from space,”
That was a clear statement that the U.S. should look to protect U.S. interests in space. Naturally we can't have that under Obama. He's much more interested in internationalism for internationalism's sake. Talk and arms control agreements are fundamental to the wishful thinking school of foreign policy, which prefers the illusion that such things enhance security more than actually building defenses and securing a strong strategic position.

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