To boldly go where no man has…oh, wait, it says “Mecca”

My eyes have just rolled up into my head. Just when I start to cut President Obama some slack, a story like this comes along.

You’d think our space agency’s prime directive would be to, you know, explore space. Under the Obama administration, however, it seems the mission is a bit more down-to-Earth:

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his “foremost” mission as the head of America’s space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA’s orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel.

How, exactly? Are the Saudis going to chip in for gas?

Another example of PC gone wild.

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