Skip to comments.WOLF: Obama got bin Laden just like Nixon reached the moon
Posted on 05/05/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT by jazusamo
It would take one giant leap for mankind to ignore our true visionaries
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
- President John F. Kennedy
Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success. We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest.
- President George W. Bush.
Momentous events that have changed American history have had at their core leadership that transcended party, administration and even time. President Kennedys vision for the moon landing, like President Bushs vision for the hunt for Osama bin Laden, set in motion events that changed the world.
It would take one giant leap for mankind to pretend President Nixon was the driving force behind the Apollo missions. He deserves credit, of course, for following Kennedys vision, just as President Obama deserves credit for following Mr. Bushs vision, but it would be the step of a truly small man to ignore the real visionaries.
Imagine if Nixon, in his first week in office, had signed an executive order to close NASA within a year as President Obama did with the Guantanamo detention center. Imagine if Nixon had claimed the Saturn V rocket, for example, was not effective, as Mr. Obama famously declared of the enhanced interrogation techniques used on terrorists. Imagine if Nixon had opposed Kennedys science initiatives with the same fierce moral urgency of change with which Mr. Obama opposed Mr. Bushs cowboy diplomacy in the global war on terrorism...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I used just that analogy at work on Monday.
I believe it’s a good one. It looks like from the comments after the WT article a lot of Obama lovers are posting. :)
Heres Mr. Wolf - Hello?
Heres me - “smack” (GIANT KISS ON THE LIPS!!!!!)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for so artfully saying what needs to be shouted from the top of the WH!!!!
On this day in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an act that creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He called the signing an [sic] historic step, further equipping the United States for leadership in the space age.
Since the end of World War II, the United States had worked to make breakthroughs in rocket science. This particular legislation expanded the original National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) into NASA. NASA research, which was generously funded by Eisenhower’s successors, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, was responsible for successful and groundbreaking American achievements such as the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969 and the development of the space shuttle, first launched in 1981. More recently, NASA has sent robotic exploratory missions to Mars and launched a spacecraft to view Pluto. NASA’s research has also contributed to advances in consumer-oriented goods such as telecommunications satellites and computer technology.
Good post. Having lived in So CA and my Dad working in the aerospace industry at the very beginning I remember most all of that. It was truly a great time in our country and I remember the space race and televised launches and ocean recoveries that eventually came.
I copied and pasted that so quickly from the History Channel web site, that I for got to mention that I was quoting them.
Post six is not my words, it is a quote from a web site (history channel)
No matter, it’s a good post whose ever words they are, it’s what happened. :-)