China's Three Gorges Dam
It is hard to describe how magnificent the Three Gorges
dam is when you see it up close. This is the
largest construction project ever in human history.
The sheer size is overwhelming. While
admiring the engineering accomplishment, there is also
this nagging discomfort that the price China is paying
to the environment, its culture and the challenge of
daming one of the world's mighty rivers are all too
""Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and
so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our
people, and neither do we."
"I want to thank the astronauts who are with us,
the courageous spacial entrepreneurs who set such a wonderful example for the
young of our country."
"Had we to do it over again, we would look at the
consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy
that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another