How naive of you! Just because that dedication is part of its mission statement doesn’t mean it’s true now.
We’re in the Age Of Obama when our sights are far less lofty than space exploration, aeronautics research, visiting the moon and the planets, understanding our own planet, exploring the limits of the universe, charting man’s next great adventure into the far reaches of space, going where no man has ever gone before.
What fools we all must be to believe in a mission statement when politics and Obama have radically altered that mission.
Forget all you remember and what you’ve heard about NASA, the promise of John Kennedy that we would go to the moon, the early failures and heartbreaks, July 20th, 1969, Apollo 13, the Space Shuttle, the Hubble telescope, dreams of voyages to Mars and beyond.
That’s all been scrapped by our more practical and mundane Obamians to whom all of life is politics in one form or another.
Say what, you say? Precisely what do people who largely live in the seventh century and are currently involved in a worldwide jihad against Western civilization have to contribute to our space and aeronautics program?
Granted, Muslims during the Islamic Golden Age achieved great breakthroughs in mathematics, science, and medicine. However, that golden age is tarnished by the fact it existed between five hundred and eight hundred years ago.
What have you done for us, and science, lately, Islam?
It seems our president believes a great deal since he charged Mr. Bolden with three goals: to inspire children, to “expand our international relationships,” and “foremost” to make Muslims “feel good.”
More specifically, “Obama 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:” http://tiny.cc/b5oa0
Ah feel good! Dy-no-mite!
So, this is what America and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have come to? Cheerleaders for the Muslim world? Self-esteem coaches for a people more interested in death, destruction, and revenge for the Crusades?
Michael Griffin, NASA administrator during the Bush administration, tried to set the record straight as to what NASA’s true mission is. “NASA … represents the best of America. Its purpose is not to inspire Muslims or any other cultural entity,” he clarified.
He added in a rebuke to Bolden, “If by doing great things, people are inspired, well then that’s wonderful. If you get it in the wrong order . . . it becomes an empty shell. That is exactly what is in danger of happening:” http://tiny.cc/i727y
I wonder how many Americans still believe believe Barack Hussein Obama, whose father was a Muslim, whose African family are all Muslims, a guy who spent years in Muslim Indonesia, a guy who bears a Muslim name, a guy who bows to Muslim potentates, a guy who wants NASA to bring Islamists into the NASA fold, isn’t a Muslim?