Skip to comments.F-22 (Raptor) Fight Not Over
Posted on 07/23/2009 8:46:05 AM PDT by WhiteCastle
The ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee says the battle to fund more than 187 F-22 stealth fighters is not over, even though pro-Raptor forces suffered a stinging defeat in the Senate this week.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California told HUMAN EVENTS the next F-22 war zone is a House-Senate committee conference on defense spending. There, as ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, McKeon will fight to preserve final bill language to provide for 12 more jets, as the House approved...Gen. John Corley, who heads Air Force Air Combat Command in Langley, Va., sent a June 9 letter to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is leading the Senate effort to build more jets. Lockheed produces the plane in the senator's home state of Georgia.
"At Air Combat Command we have held the need for 381 F-22s to deliver a tailored package of air superiority to our combatant commanders and provide a potent, globally arrayed, asymmetric deterrent against potential adversaries," Corley wrote in a letter that bucked Gates and his in-house four-star generals. "In my opinion, a fleet of 187 F-22s puts execution of our current national military strategy at high risk in the near to mid-term."
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I’m sure Gen. “Buck” Turdigson has something to say about this!
Some of our allies want this plane... We should be able to produce two or three, sell them, and have made enough profit to build one for us at no cost.
Has anyone calculated how many F-22s could be bought with just 1%
(or 10%) of TARP, or Healthcare ???
Call McCain and tell ‘em
(I’m tired of doing it - he never responded. And lost.)
Doen’t matter. It’s how many new government jobs will be created, not about doing anything meaningful like keeping 90,000 high=tech jobs and 1000 suppliers in business. We need to get rid of the military entirely and return to the 14th Century where idiots can live in harmony with nature as G-d intended.
Too bad that plane will never see combat, if the Messiah has anything to say about it.