The Phoenix spacecraft just landed on Mar’s norther polar region. According to an Associated Press article, the Phoenix will be digging trenches in the soil there to get to ice that is believed to be buried inches down. The samples will then be analyzed for organic compounds, “…the chemical building blocks of life.” A thought: We are spending billions of dollars looking at potential water sources on Mars; while literally billions of people on this planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Wouldn’t the billions of dollars be better spent on, oh I don’t know, maybe helping more with “life” in this planet!? Note: During Campaign 2004, I told the Wapokaneta News in Wapokaneta, Ohio (home of astronaut Neil — “One large step for mankind…” — Armstrong), that as president, I would work hard to end the Space Program.