Beam me up and into the nearest pub, Scotty. The mad idea that Trump dreamt up one day to deflect the news cycle from the Russia probe, has taken on a life of it’s own, and now Mike Pence has co-signed on this idiocy, ringingly declaring that “Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people, to our nation.”
Space Force all the way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018
Trump first floated the Space Force idea as a part of his national security strategy March 13…The president described…how he had originally coined the term as a joke, while discussing U.S. government spending and private investment in space. Trump then directed the Pentagon in June to immediately begin the creation of the new branch.
Nevertheless, a distraction that should have been laughed off has turned into a Pentagon report and not surprisingly, other Republican Trump sycophants are on board as well. Associated Press:
It [report] says the department will establish a Space Command to develop warfighting operations, a Space Development Agency to more quickly identify and develop new technologies, a Space Operations Force of leaders and fighters and a new support structure. In the second phase the Pentagon would combine all the components into the new sixth branch of service.
In the meantime, the Space Command would be led by a four-star general, and Pence said a new high-level civilian post — assistant defense secretary for space — would also be created.
“We are glad that the Pentagon is finally taking these steps in enhancing our space strength,” Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., leaders of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, said in a statement. They said the Pentagon report was the start of a “multi-year process that we think will result in a safer, stronger America.”
And of course Twitter chimed in:
Another fucking distraction from the fucking #TreasonousBastard . How about putting funding back into a cyber security force to protect our elections, our infrastructure from Russian attacks. But you won't because Putin has you by your balls. #TrumpRussia #MARINESagainstTrump pic.twitter.com/mMiyRg5KM4
— 1st Sergeant (First Shirt) (@Top_Sergeant) August 9, 2018
— dreamwithfaith™ (@dreamwithfaith) August 9, 2018
Policy meeting at the WH:
"Ok so we're 21.3 trillion dollars in debt, there's a syrian refugee crisis, California is on fire, Flint has poisoned waters, our schools are underfunded, there's massive income inequality-"
"Guys, guys guys. Hear me out: Lasers… in space"
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) August 9, 2018
— P Sforza (@psforza80) August 9, 2018