Why: because its about time!
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In a time when national security is at the forefront of many American minds, given Iran and North Korea's nuclear expansion, Taliban and Al-Qaeda resurgence in Afghanistan, and terroristic threats throughout the Middle East, the United States government has made the strategic decision to strike the very target we have all truly truly feared since the dawn of time...the moon. I, for one, applaud this noble effort, and can only pray our fellow allies will follow in our footsteps to eradicate this ever-present enemy from our lives.
To be clear, NASA has crashed into the moon's surface both the Lunar Crater Observation and its Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) with the hopes of revealing whether any ice or water lies under the moon's surface. "When the twin crafts hit the lunar surface at around 6,000 mph, NASA expects "plumes of moon dust — perhaps full of ice — (to soar) 6.2 miles high above the moon's Cabeus crater." The cost? 79 million.
Who can possibly worry about such trivial issues as proliferation of nuclear weapons and the fact Osama Bin Laden is alive and well, when the question of whether ice or water lies below the surface of the moon remains unanswered?! I can only salute NASA in its endeavors to spend my tax dollars on pressing issues of the age. And, I must be honest, a day has rarely gone by when I've not said to myself, "damn the moon looks wet and icy! We must investigate!" So I say, forget the threat of nuclear holocaust! Forget international peacekeeping! Let's take out the real axis of evil...the moon! Let's build some multi-million dollar satellites, launch them into space...and point them directly between the eyes of the man on the moon and take him out!