Today's quote is from someone who attended the G. W. Bush school of disaster management:
"cynically, if we were hit by a space weather event the whole world would change, but we are not in that world right now"No, that's right! We aren't in that world, hurrah!
Puppies and kittens for everyone!
Seriously though, the implicit statement here is that the worth of STP is recognised, but since there is no current disaster we don't need to worry about it. That is far beyond cynical and demonstrates that the speaker is a pure bureaucrat.
This is not just a case of saying that:
No, this is saying that: