When the media mentioned, in passing only, that the Curiosity will have a nuclear powerplant, I couldn't help but wonder if perhaps we have already found life on Mars -- and wish to end it so we can colonize...?
How great!!! Nukes in space!
And stranger still for a so-called Democracy, we don't vote on this?!?
I also recall the danger of the vehicle crashing on arrival -- how would a crash of a nuclear powered vehicle have affected the Mars environment?