I read an article on Fox News about the "Race to Mars". It talked about how Countries...China for example looks to land on Mars as soon as 2013. This isn't going to happen, and I hope the Chinese know this isn't going to happen. I disagree with Obama on rather or not we should develop the moon first, then go to Mars. I guess he has the JFK "American must lead the way" mentality. Either way, I doubt any country is capable of landing people on Mars, and brining then back. However...if every developed country on Earth pulled together, and did this together, we would develop Mars in literally a decade. I have no doubt in my mind. This applies to almost everything and every problem we face. The economy would literally never bust, because...how could it? Shipping jobs overseas...why? We develop every country so they can function like our states do, and when necessary, get assistance from wherever the World Capital would be. Nobody is saying this would be Utopia, because there would be issues, no doubt, but I've always thought the more borders, the more uncivilized the people were. The Idea of countries was awesome in the 11th century, but at this point, we should become Humans first. This going to have to happen eventually...don't you think?