You should have pitched it as invading the Moon and Mars, and you would have not been so nickel-and-dimed. Dan DigitalDust has this:
“So Bush is commiting a few billion to the Mars race, these are not numbers he fears. He’s a big spender, he’s had well over US$100bn for his wars, he got US$50bn for Afghanistan and US$68bn for Iraq as well as his beefed up defense budget and all the money he’s spending on ‘homeland security’.”
Ok – last space post for a while I think. Just putting off a post about ethnography and innovation that I’m fretting over.