Space, the Final Frontier
US Finally Claims Outer Space: Tammy Bruce notices that America now regards space, not as some kind of parkland, but as an extension of the earth. The Washington Post reports: “President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone ‘hostile to U.S. interests.’ ‘Freedom of action in space is as important to the United States as air power and sea power,’ the policy asserts in its introduction.”
This was, if you pardon the overused expression, inevitable. At discussion I had recently, someone argued that the Reality Principle, which is another name for the pressure of necessity, had a logic of its own. People could argue about what they ought to do; but in the end they did what they had to do. The quaint way of saying this was that "man proposes and God disposes". The modern equivalent is probably "get with the program".