"Why would you want to shoot a missile from the moon
Shoot a missle from the moon? You're funny dude, not only did I not even think of that myself you say I make stupid assumptions. LOL.
Awe damn, that gave me a good laugh.
Let's go back a few decades...if the Soviets had the technology to send Sputnik to space, then their ICBM's were more a threat to the US than previously thought. If a country had the technology to send something into space, what technological advancement would be necessary to launch an attack on another part of the world? None.
China, among others, plans for the moon. What else could they be capable of by then? What about North Korea? I see a future (maybe 30 years out, maybe less) China-NK partnership, I also see a dangerous situation.
Now think of all the money officially going into NASA for the return to the moon crap and then think of the unofficial cash that goes into building a MDS without much knowledge of the people footing the bill - taxpayers.
The idea that we go to the moon as a cover-up for Iraq is nuts, 80 billion for Iraqi reconstruction and 500 billion for a moonshot base. We have better technology and better ideas than a giant Saturn 5, it should be less than 350 billion, but they may ask for upwards of 750, where's that money going?
I wouldn't mind the stuff the government does with our money, I would like to be told as opposed to not, with the old excuse of security...most Americans can't do much against this counrty anyway, what could WE
possibly do that would put this country in jeopardy...?
Nothing is wrong with anything, just tell us where our money goes and don't be so damned vague about it for God's sakes.
[Edited 2004-01-15 00:03:15]
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