Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bond Fighting Obama Spy Satellite Plan

Senator Kit Bond is voicing stiff opposition to an Obama administration plan to spend billions of dollars on new spy satellites.
According to Government Executive, under the plan, the intelligence community would buy and launch new electro-optical satellites over the next decade. Such satellites use ultraviolet, visible and infrared rays to identify objects on the Earth's surface. But Bond, the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence committee is pushing an alternative that calls for increasing the deployment of less-sophisticated satellites.

"The amount of resources this acquisition will consume is very large and the savings from selecting a cheaper but equally effective alternative could be applied to meet other critical intelligence shortfalls," Bond said.


whistleblower said...

Has anybody told Obama and Bond that we're broke?

We don't have any money. We're in debt up to our eyeballs.

Stop the insanity! Just stop spending.

Brian R said...

Why stop spending? China has plenty left to loan us! We're led by morons.