February 04, 2003


COLUMBIA TRAGEDY: This is the first time I've gotten a chance to post since Saturday, and I don't have much to say, except to add my voice to the chorus of condolences for the astronauts' families, and to (once again) express solidarity with Israel and India, the world's largest and (nearly) smallest democracies, both of whom sit on the front line of the war against Islamofascist terrorists, and neither of whom deserved the loss of an Indian-American and an Israeli and the awful inherrent symbolism. (To those on the "Arab Street" cheering this disaster: Allah giveth, and Allah taketh away. Very soon.)

My thoughts on the need for reform in space exploration will come later.

Posted by John Tabin at February 4, 2003 01:53 AM