They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bush man quits NASA under a cloud

theage: A young Bush appointee at NASA who attempted to muzzle a senior scientist because he was warning of the dangers of greenhouse gas emissions has resigned after it was revealed his resume was false.

And in another blow to the Administration, its climate change policy has been challenged by one of President George Bush's most loyal constituencies: his fellow Christians.

George Deutsch, 24, was underqualified when he was appointed to NASA's public affairs office in Washington after working on the Bush re-election campaign in 2004. He claimed to be a journalism graduate from Texas A&M University but has now resigned after a blogger revealed that, although he had attended the university, he had not graduated.

During his time at the space agency, he insisted that the word "theory" be added whenever the "big bang" was mentioned, claiming it was "more than a science issue, it is a religious issue". He claimed: "It is not NASA's place, nor should it be, to make a declaration such as this about the existence of the universe that discounts intelligent design by a creator." Read more