Space Apples and Space Oranges

So the Air Force wants the ok to put some offensive capabilities in orbit. Naturally this brings out an illogical liberal for the NYT to quote:

No nation will "accept the U.S. developing something they see as the death star," Ms. Hitchens told a Council on Foreign Relations meeting last month. "I don't think the United States would find it very comforting if China were to develop a death star, a 24/7 on-orbit weapon that could strike at targets on the ground anywhere in 90 minutes." Teresa Hitchens, vice president of the Center for Defense Information.

Ms. Hitchens is comparing China to the United States as far as ethics, thought and morals as being equals. I am dumbfounded that anyone can be this obtuse. Quick history lesson on
  • Tiananmen Square
  • , China, 1989.

    As far as I know, the USA does not massacre students who protest (nor have they ever).

    {Thank you anonymous for reminding me of the Kent State incident, I stand duly corrected-however I do not think Kent State could be repeated here today, but I do believe Tiananmen could happen again}.

    I demand to hear why Ms. Hitchens thinks it is an equitable consideration to put China and the US in the same mentality when it comes to the use of force. Whether she meant it that way when she said that (I truly hope that is not what she intended) her quotes lend themselves to this logical apples to oranges comparison.

    Ms. Hitchens here is a reality check: if China were superior to the US in technology and military strength we would already be speaking Chinese. Whereas the Chinese are still an independent nation in spite of the fact that we could beat them militarily. Not easily beaten, but we could beat them if we had to.

    We must go to space, my dear liberals, because someone else will eventually and we need to be stronger than they are. It is also most likely that the country that would beat us in space would not be as tolerant of you opening your mouth and spouting what makes you feel good as the US is now.