Defending Ourselves

The other day I was watching CNN and they were interviewing an ex NASA engineer about his plans to create a private company which will be tasked with creating some type of defense against wayward asteroids.

I had a hard time believing that a private company would need to do something like this-after all isn’t this the definition of the job of the government.  He said they had raised enough cash to get the project designed, but to get this super laser into positon in outer space, it was going to cost about 500 million dollars.  Not so bad right, after all we did just spend 2 trillion dollars in the war in Iraq-that saved 22 million people and the asteroid defense would save all 7 billion of us.

Seems like a good deal don’t you think?