Our administration strives for mediocrity. I am not surprised, either. CNSNews.com - White House Science ?Czar? Tells Students: U.S. Can?t Expect to Be Number One in Science and Technology Forever What 'leaders' tell folks not to aim for the top? AFP: Apollo hero Armstrong condemns Obama space plan Even Armstrong, who is vehement about staying out of the press as much as possible, cannot keep silent about the trends.