I've been thinking about this whole "going to mars" thing. Maybe I'm jaded, but does anybody else see it as a completely transparent election year ploy? Bush has earmarked a couple billion dollars for something that experts are saying will cost well into the hundreds of billions of dollars, while meanwhile our deficits are soaring, poverty is higher than ever, Africa is basically one giant AIDS ward and average American families everywhere are being bankrupted every time they need to visit a hospital. Somebody said it recently, and I think it's fitting. Bush is the "Credit Card President". Buy now, pay later.
BTW, if you've never read "Get your war on", now would be a great time to start.