The Toronto Star has an article lifted from the Washington Post that states that the US Government has "quietly signed a new National Space Policy that asserts his country's right to deny access to space to anyone "hostile to U.S. interests."
Honestly: who does this guy think he is? Could international politics get any more screwed up?
Ladies and gentlemen, it's official: the Western World has become the global bad guy. I think I just might move to China. Suddenly it seems pretty liberal.
When some folks claimed the new language could be seen as a prelude to the weaponization of space a Bush administration official "strongly disagreed with that characterization, saying the policy encourages international diplomacy and co-operation."
...as long as you co-operate with the U.S. on their terms.
"National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said in written comments that an update was needed to "reflect the fact that space has become an even more important component of U.S. economic, national and homeland security."
Ah, "homeland security", that old gem.
"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."
How can anyone in their right mind (Max, I'm looking in your direction...oh wait, you're not in your right mind) support this administration? This is without a doubt the most shameful period in U.S. history since the Civil War.