Wednesday, October 18, 2006

bush bans enemies from building orbiting death stations

if anyone's gonna build a death star, it's gonna be us, dammit!

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)


Anonymous said...

Of course he does! Don't you watch action movies like everyone else? The villain always outlines his nefarious plans. And they'd get away with them too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.

stAllio! said...

yes, but the villain always builds his doomsday device first, before any "monologuing"