Krauthammer Bashes Obama's Infantile NASA Muslim Outreach Program

Charles Krauthammer on Obama’s new NASA strategy:

“This is a new of fatuousness. NASA was established to get America into space and to keep us there. This idea of ‘feel good about your past’ scientific achievements is the worst kind of group therapy, psycho-babble, imperial condescension and adolescent diplomacy. If I didn’t know that Obama had told him this, I’d demand the firing of Charles Bolden.”

Don’t hold back, Charles.

Byron York
reported on Obama’s new NASA mission this weekend:

In a far-reaching restatement of goals for the nation’s space agency, NASA administrator Charles Bolden says President Obama has ordered him to pursue three new objectives: to “re-inspire children” to study science and math, to “expand our international relationships,” and to “reach out to the Muslim world.” Of those three goals, Bolden said in a recent interview with al-Jazeera, the mission to reach out to Muslims is “perhaps foremost,” because it will help Islamic nations “feel good” about their scientific accomplishments.

In the same interview, Bolden also said the United States, which first sent men to the moon in 1969, is no longer capable of reaching beyond low earth orbit without help from other nations.

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  • This administration is Lost in Space… maybe this NASA director has been speaking with Minister Louis F. about space…. he’s into astronomy.

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  • aro5o75

    Obama: a islamist-manchild-thuglette-anti America-wanna be dictator-embarrassment.

  • Bill H

    Brad #1

    Ha, and B.O. is Doctor Zachary Smith.

  • Thats what we need
    NASA funding jihad
    NASA technology for jihadies.
    First there is Hillary Rotten diverting state department funds to muslims, then Hussain wants to cut NASA budget but transfer NASA money to muslim. Whats next ? Hussain releasing muslim terrorists to please his imam..oh wait …,

  • Chisum
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  • Freddy

    I am completely BAFFLED as to what tie their is between NASA and the state departments activities in regards to any religion.

    What happened to seperation between church and state? Now Obama wants the US government, NASA, to support religion around the world?

    Is it possible that the President is still smoking Crack Cocaine?

  • Goatroper

    Aeronautics and Space?

    Guess now it’s the National Afronautics and Spazzola Admin.

  • wanumba

    What’s the point of studying “math, science and engineering” if there’s no space program in which to use those skills?

    Like the way he spoke it last, but then emphasized it, “foremost”?

    Takes the ‘smack’ out of the in-your-face of the actual priority rating:
    “FIRST and FOREMOST reach out to Muslims, encourage kids to study blah blah, and something vague about the vague “international cooperation.”

    When “Muslim” trumps “Martian” in a space program.

  • madkangaroo

    “Muslim” scientific and mathematical contributions pretty much ended several centuries ago, and even then depended heavily on intellectuals from conquered nations. Not much there to feel good about methinks.

  • bill-tb

    Muslims use slingshots to launch children into orbit … It’s just amatter of having a stron enough rubber band.

    So this is what our jug-eared jackass is spending our tax money on?

  • wanumba

    Okay, who remembers this… one of the Saudi princes went UP in the shuttle and was given the task of announcing the end of Ramadan, sicne he’d be first to sight the new crescent.

    Except that the religious fundamentalists were arguing that there was no outer space or something to that effect so the astronaut princeling’s sighting wasn’t going to be valid.

    Think we’ve ALREADY bent over backwards… *ahem* backwards …to include Muslims in the space program and see what progress THAT was?

  • Charlie Gibson

    Pathetically idiotic!

  • Olga Centura

    So long as useful idiots like Bolden, and any democrap can suck at the guv’ment TEAT they will — was an ass.

  • Faye

    So Bambi wants to include the Muslims into our nation’s space program by making them feel good about their accomplishments, then to encourage the children to take more math, science and engineering courses (ahem..whose children is Bambi wanting to encourage?). Does Bambi want to encourage the Muslims to learn how to build ICBMs faster? Why in the HE!! should one cent of our money go to our enemies.

  • Sandy from Chesterfield

    Is there any doubt now that obama prefers the muslims over Americans? Elections have consequences.

  • Kevin

    Between this, bowing to a Saudi Prince, not using the phrase, “war on terrorism”, not talking about the Muslim attack at Ft. Hood, the attempted Muslim attack in Times Square, not talking about the attempted Muslim attack on Christmas Day (to name a few), it’s time we see who Obama really is.

  • actually

    The fields of math and science exist of international collaborations, peer review of papers, research and accomplishments.

    It is totalitarian governments that prevent freedom for individuals to join the international community.

    If Mr. Obama wants to help, perhaps he can appeal to his dictator buddies to allow their people to use their brains.

  • kansas

    I bet the Muslims would feel really good if Obama would have the White House torn down and a have a mosque built on the space.

  • averagemelon

    Whenever Bambi is CLUELESS about something, he always wishes the Muslims well and babbles something about education. Then, he predictably heads back to the golf course.

    He is NA:

    National Embarrassment
    Not Available
    Nothing American

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  • merle

    This is total insanity. NASA is being used to assuage Obama’s guilt about Muslims. It is getting crazier and crazier.

    Note to Charles Bolden: Just say no to being used as a tool of this madman.

  • Joanne

    What scientific achievements?

    Why exactly would a so-called ‘Christian’ want muslims to feel good about their achievements in anything, if it weren’t for the fact that Obama is a lying muslim himself.

  • shibumi

    So, NASA’s top guy doesn’t believe we can get out of earth’s orbit again. Obama, his boss, doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism. Sounds like a perfect match to me.

    I cannot wait until these people are sent to the unemployment lines.

  • Chippy

    Maybe NASA can help launch these clowns to meet their 72 virgins. Good idea Barry!

  • Madr Hari

    I work for NASA and I’m excited about some new propulsion technology that, once perfected, could get us to Mars and beyond. Unfortunately right now it’s got everything moving backwards.

  • Chisum
  • Bobbi

    Right, Bolden’s stock holdings are compromising his patriotism and he’s just like most of the other African Americans who will not admitany deficiencies in the child despot.
    BTW, he said in the interview that his budget had been increased, but what he didn’t tell the interviewer is that US tax dollars are going to fund space exploration in Indonesia.
    That was probably Barry’s payoff to Indonesia, so they won’t reveal his naturalization papers, although we’ve already seen that his school records listed him as an Indonesian citizen and a Muslim.

  • Chris Riley

    How does this happen? Are they trying to be the caricatures painted by their wildest critics?

  • Sojourner

    ..Charles Frank “Charlie” Bolden, a retired United States Marine Corps major general, and former NASA astronaut…that he hasn’t resigned rather than follow oBama’s ‘ordered pursuits’

    {silly me,I thought the N in NASA stood for

  • Robert

    I suspect that this really is over-pandering rhetoric due to being on al-Jazeera. Nevertheless, it is so condescending as to indicate a prostration before the audience, which should feel insulted, but is too ignorant and self-aggrandizing.

  • Mac

    Isn’t the Nation Of Islam into some wheel in outer space and the number 19? Wheels in space, the #19, 72 virgins and NASA? You can’t make this stuff up!

  • Guy

    Just how far does this nonsense have to go before people rise up and put an end to it? Every day, this administration heaps another insult to our intelligence upon us….

  • googiesmama

    wanumba: “What’s the point of studying “math, science and engineering” if there’s no space program in which to use those skills?”

    Nixing space exploration is the surest way to keep children from being inspired.
    It’s total opposite-speak coming from this WH.

  • Can you say Darpa? Saturn 5 was given up so NASA could have the Shuttle. We are already in outer space but nobody can know about it.

  • Thomas

    Remember the TV show THE JEFFERSONS?
    That’s all they’re doing in the White House.
    Movin’ on up.

    Their clock is ticking.

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  • But.. Mohammedans are Flat Earthers, and they have no stars and galaxies. How can they possibly benefit from NASA?

    The Heavens and the Earth

    “Any accounting of the cosmology of the Quran must begin with the fact that the Islamic universe is extremely small and simple. It consists entirely of two (and only two) components; the heavens and the earth.

    There is no recognition of any of the other features of the universe that modern peoples take for granted. There is no concept of solar systems, of galaxies, or of “space.” There is no hint that the earth is a planet like the other planets visible from it, or that stars are other suns, just very far away. Quranic cosmology is primarily limited to that which is visible to the naked eye, and where the authors attempt describe what is not actually visible, they are invariably wrong.

    The fundamental status of the “heavens and the earth” as the two key components of creation is emphasized repeatedly in the Quran, and it is the “separation” of the two that stands as the initial creative act of Allah.

    Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
    Qur’an 21:30
    So there we have the basic framework. The earth is a flat disc, and the heavens are a solid dome (actually seven solid domes) overhead. For a look at more of the details, let us first consider the heavens.”….

    This is meant more to lower American esteem than raise that of Islamists.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Obongo has probably been briefed on the fact that none of the Apollo astronauts ever left Earth orbit, and that the Moon landings were a Cold War hoax designed to fool the Soviet Union. Therefore, his use of NASA as a vehicle for Muslim outreach is somewhat understandable, although no less reprehensible.

  • Jim

    America is totally screwed!

  • yaridanjo

    Hey! Nothing bad happened when we put an Israeli in charge of our space shuttle, did it?

  • AuntieMadder

    July 6th, 2010 | 1:25 am | #42

    The topic is NASA reaching out to Muslims to make them feel good about their “scientific accomplishments.” Try to keep up. Idiot.

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  • IL Patriot

    Is this latest outrage enough evidence that Obama is NUTS! Hello! McFly!!!!!

  • Ralph

    Obama….the WORST President in the history of the United States.

  • burt

    Soros must be in charge. Obama is completely crazy!
    BTW: The zero was developed in India and had no input from Islam. Something I’m sure Obama does not realize.

  • Andreas K.

    So which mohammedan country reached the moon? Which reached Mars? Which put a station into orbit? Which fired up a probe?


    Oh dear.

    Wouldn’t reaching out to China, India and Japan make more sense? It would, but making sense has been outlawed.

  • Jack Oneill

    The man in the Whitehouse:
    1. Bows to Islamic Caliphs throughout Islam.
    2. Quotes the Quran not the Bible.
    3. Turns his back on Iranian citizens in revolt.
    4. First “President” to virtually abandon Israel.
    5. Not a believer in American excellence.
    6. Wants to provide advanced space/rocket tech
    to Calphates in Islam hostile to the U.S.
    I will let you decide on which side this man stands.

  • Bobbi
  • kato

    Fatuousness, along with arrogance and mendacity, pretty much sums up the Blowhard’s presidency.

    You’ve got to be a Section VIII parasite or a tenured parasite to buy into the biggest jive act in American history.

  • MorningStar

    Once again, we hear about Islam from Obama, but never Buddist or Hindu countries. Why doesn’t he reach out to everyone instead of just one group if he is so concerned about the whole world.?

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  • Robert

    Words will not solve these problems.

  • I firmly believe it is time to actively start an “impeachment” process against this person who is “acting” as our president.

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  • Hobart

    Don’t hold your breath for the Saudi-built module for the International Space Station, or the Pakistani science probe to Saturn, or the Libyan Earth-observation satellite.

    So is Obama planning on an Al-Qaedo sposored prize: the first organization to build a mosque on the moon wins? The losers get their heads amputated in zero-G?

  • lcs

    Maybe Obama is afraid the Muslims are going to hijack the space shuttle and fly it into the ISS.

  • jeffno

    I agree with Mr. Krauthammer that Bolden’s choice of words was imperialistic. However, he’s missed the point of the interview.

    Al-Qaeda is desperately trying to fool the Muslim world into believing that there is a vast clash of civilizations between Islam and Christianity. This idea is their fuel for recruiting and funding. It’s a national security imperative to blow a hole in this idiotic and dangerous fantasy. Sure, we have to go destroy the existing terrorist infrastructure by military means, but unless we deconstruct the Islamist world-view, we will never be free of terrorism because there will always be new recruits.

    This is what Bolden is doing by talking to al-Jazeera. (It’s also why Obama bowed to the Saudi king, and why his first interview was to al-Jazeera.) If even one young hot-head thinks America isn’t so bad after hearing this interview, and then chooses not to enlist in al-Qaeda, then American lives will have been saved. ‘course, Bolden kinda defeated his own mission by using the “feel good about themselves” language.

    I tell ya, tho, one thing this administration does suck at is articulating what the hell it’s up to.

    (Oh, and as to the “what contributions to sceince” comments: Note how the words algebra and algorithm start with “al” just like al-Jazeera. It’s because those ideas were invented in Arab lands…)

    (Oh, and as to the “Obama is destroying human spaceflight.” It’s quite the reverse. You can indeed pick holes in some of the aspects of the new plan, but canceling Constellation saves NASA. The Ares 1 was so far over-budget that it was going to cost over $1B (yes, a B) per launch, more even than shuttle, even tho it could carry only half as many astronauts and no cargo. Its performance shortfalls destroyed the ability to finish the Orion capsule. Its cost forced the de-funding of the Altair moon lander, and would have forced the destruction of the ISS, giving Ares 1 nowhere to go even if could be finished. Ares 1 was years late, resulting in a years-longer gap in US human flight. Its cost and under-performance meant that the Ares V had to be made even bigger, and would be delayed a decade or more. There’s no way in hell constellation would have gotten to the moon by 2020 (its stated goal). Even 2030 is doubtful.
    Constellation (at least Ares 1) should have been killed years ago, when we first found out that a single SRB can’t do the job. The new plan has a chance of getting us out of low-earth orbit by the 2020s. The old plan had no chance at all of that.)

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