President Bush has signed an order asserting the United States' right to deny adversaries access to space for hostile purposes.
Bush also said the United States would oppose the development of treaties or other restrictions that seek to prohibit or limit U.S. access to or use of space.
of course, this doesn't mean bush actually wants to build a death star (yet):
The White House said the policy does not call for the development or deployment of weapons in space.
that's a relief! but what i don't get is, even if the technology to create enormous space-borne weapons existed (and if it did, you can bet the US would be the first to develop it), does bush really think that future mad scientists would seek our permission before building their orbiting death rays? (via shakespeare's sister)¶