We choose to fight global warming. Err, climate change. We choose to fight global warming — err, climate change in this decade and do the other things, not because they are hard, but because they are easy, because that goal will serve to protect our bureaucracy without having to actually accomplish anything, because that lack of challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to waste plenty of time on, to protect our phony-baloney jobs.
Actually going back to the moon? Ehh, not so much.