You probably thought NASA's job had to do with spaceships and exploring the solar system. Silly old you. Mr Obama has given them a new priority - to make the muslim nations feel good.
The North American Space Agency is well eqipped for such important work, with battalions of scientists and experts in astrophysics etc. I mean, what else would you expect them to do but worry about how the muslims feel?
Mr Obama gave them this job as he cancelled the Constellation project dealing with space travel to the Moon.
You can read more on this Bill Federer's American Minute website. Bill's posting for today, July 16, reminds readers of July 16, 1969, when Apollo 11 blasted off carrying the men who would be the first to walk on the Moon. Bill writes:
'Forty years later, NASA's Constellation program, which was building new rockets and spaceships capable of returning astronauts to the moon, was cancelled.
'NASA Administrator Charles Bolden outlined the new priorities for NASA in an interview with the Middle East News agency, Al Jazeera, in Cairo, June 30, 2010:
"When I became the NASA administrator...President Obama charged me...perhaps foremost...to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good." '
Fox News also found this item newsworthy. They reported Mr Bolden as saying that the president 'wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering." Read the Fox News report at this link:
Meanwhile, don't you just love living in Cloud Cuckoo Land?