Assigned Reading: White House to Abandon Spy Satellite Program
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal)
Okay, then. After the next hurricane devastates a metro area like New Orleans, we should be assured that the Obama administration receive blame. It won’t matter, after all, whether or not they sent water in time, or whether or not everyone was evacuated in time — by eliminating a spy satellite program intended for use partly with regard to natural disasters, this administration simply did not use every tool possible to keep American people safe.
George W. Bush, of course, received all sorts of flak because of the response to Hurricane Katrina, even though it was largely the failure of Ray “Evacuation Expert” Nagin and veritable geniuses on the state level. Unless I’m wrong, this satellite program was launched partially in response to the response to Katrina. Now, because of a political decision, because our friends on the left consider it to abridge that fictional Right to Privacy, we take an important arrow out of our quiver when it comes to dealing with disasters natural and, to quote Janet Napolitano, “man-made.”
It’s almost as if the administration made the decision to eliminate seat belts from the new offerings from Government Motors, citing possible injuries from tensioners and the increasing cost of buckle materials we now have to import because businesses went overseas to escape cap-and-trade regulations, and then complained about the increased possibility of death in collisions.
If we have a weapon to use which has passed legal muster and will protect America and Americans from natural disasters and terrorism alike, we should use it. Instead, this is just another example of Democrats putting party before country.