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This article will appear in the February 12, 2010 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Why President Obama Must Be Impeached

by Lyndon LaRouche and Nancy Spannaus

[A PDF version of this article is available here]

Feb. 3—President Barack Obama's stated intention, to shut down and destroy the NASA program at its root, when added to the Hitler-like health-care policy, and the general, destructive features of all other leading Obama policies, is one step too far to bear. There is no longer room on this planet for a United States and a President Obama to occupy the same space.

The need for Obama's ouster, either by resignation or impeachment is now an existential issue for both our republic and the welfare of the planet generally.

Since the founding of our republic, the existence of our nation has depended upon surges of science-driven and related increases of the productive powers of labor, per capita, and per square kilometer of our territory. Now, especially since the reign of former President George W. Bush, Jr., and now that of Obama, the very means, of science and technology, by which the existence of our republic had formerly prospered, has been destroyed, step, by step, by step. Our industries have gone, the security of our food supplies has been undermined, and now the last bastion of the means of technological progress, the space program, is scheduled for obliteration.

Simply, the time has come, that President Obama must go, either by his own choice, or ours. The intention of our Federal Constitution demands this.

—Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Feb. 9—While outlining the Constitutional case for impeachment of President Barack Obama in early January, U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche held back from launching an all-out mobilization for this action. Now, with the President's official budget announcement that he intends to cancel the NASA manned flight program, Obama has signalled his intention to carry out a further crime, one that would kill the very future of this nation, and the planet as a whole, whose future depends upon the space program. This blow against NASA is the last straw, and the President has to go.

"This decision is a decision to abandon humanity's future," LaRouche charged. "This comes on top of a lot of evil, coming out of the same administration, and from this administration's masters in London. This is a turning point in history, which humanity can no longer tolerate: what Obama, as a puppet of the British, represents."

Killing NASA

The NASA budget submitted by the President, through his fascist budget director Peter Orszag, on Feb. 1, has a number of elements. First, and most crucially, it cancels the Constellation program, which includes the space capsules and rockets that are in the process of being built in order to return to the Moon. The explicit reason for the cancellation is the immediate cost of the program.

What the Administration is doing here, is killing the manned space flight program, while claiming that it is simply being postponed. Immediately, there will soon be no vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz to take astronauts to the International Space Station, since the space shuttles are scheduled to be decommissioned this year. More fundamentally, the whole mission of human space colonization is being dumped—with no goals or destinations being established, the scientific manpower being scattered to the winds, and the whole idea of manned space-flight being downgraded to a column in the cost-accounting chart.

Second, the budget allocates $6 billion over five years to amateur private companies, which have never produced rockets for manned flight, to develop space vehicles, especially for use in low-orbit flight.

This is a cynical crap-shoot. Initial surveys of astronauts, who have not gone insane, show that over 60% of them would not fly on such rockets, due to safety concerns. It follows the privatization (read looting) program which creatures such as George Shultz and Felix Rohatyn have applied to the U.S. military, more generally, with (probably intentional) disastrous results.

Third, the budget increases by 61% funding for so-called Earth science, which will go for sensors and other programs based on the fraudulent assumption of global warming. This anti-science waste of funds and manpower, is what Obama's pro-genocide Science Czar, John Holdren, calls a "return to science."

Other aspects of the budget are a mix of useful investments in technology, including robotic missions which are necessary precursors to manned flight, and an extension of funds for the International Space Station, and dead weight. Not surprising, the projects being funded are targetted to areas which are important to Senators with clout on the NASA budget—in order to blunt their opposition to the overall direction.

British Goal Achieved?

Should the Obama NASA budget go through, it will represent a major victory for the British, who have worked from the 1960s on, to destroy the U.S. space program. As elaborated in a recent LaRouchePAC video, "The Destruction of NASA" (, the British have been determined to kill the technological optimism and leadership of the United States, which is represented by the U.S. achievement in space, especially manned space flight. They are now feeling triumphant.

The London Economist was the first to applaud what they called Obama's "radical overhaul" of the NASA orientation. Their article started with a chortle over the death of the Moon-Mars mission, which has been a goal among space visionaries for decades (and of the United States, officially, since 2004), and proceeded to praise the privatization and global warming emphases.

Other London mouthpieces, including so-called liberals in the United States, have followed suit.

Sources tell EIR that it was British conduit Peter Orszag who played the critical role in formulating the shape of the budget, based upon his London School of Economics, utilitarian convictions. As he has done in the health-care program, Orszag, along with other behavioral economists in the Administration, demands the slashing of the most science-intensive, high-technology applications of human creativity, in order to "pay the bills." Such an approach is a surefire way to kill scientific progress, and thus, billions of people.

The Only Alternative

U.S. adoption of a serious Moon-Mars mission, in cooperation with Russia, China, and India, is not a matter of whim, or taste. As LaRouche and LPAC have demonstrated at length, it is a necessary objective for bringing the world back to a path of technological progress. Obama has now declared himself an obstacle to this, as well as other essential measures for our general welfare. He has to go.

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