Skip to comments.Obama prompt response to Romney comment on naval strength
Posted on 10/23/2012 4:36:27 PM PDT by pfflier
In response to Gov Romney's comment about the loss of numbers in naval vessels, President Obama boldly responds with the activation of the reserve fleet.
President Obama today ordered the USS Constitution to the Straights of Hormuz.
With the US Navy increasingly stretched trying to meet its commitments in both the Pacific and the Middle East, the Department of the Navy announced today that it will be re-activating its entire mothball fleet for upcoming Middle East deployments, including the USS Constitution
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Except that the USS Constitution isn’t in the mothball fleet and is still in commission (oldest)
Direct hit, Mr. Romney.
Leading from behind, again.
He called a submarine a ship. That’s a no no. Those in the Navy call subs boats don’t they?
If they could deploy some commanders of the same stripe as Edward Preble or Thomas Truxton, with similar orders, and some nukes, most of our problems in the Middle East would disappear.
“The french Captain tells me, I have caused a War with France, if so I am glad of it, for I detest Things being done by Halves.”- Thomas Truxton
Will they be carrying horses equipped with bayonets?
Obviously an Air Force idea for an Aircraft Carrier! ;-) The rule on Air Force Base construction is first you put in the Golf Course, then the runways. ;-)
More like the behind leading.
How does the Army secure a building? - Vertical envelopment
How do the Marines secure a building? - Amphibious assault
How does the Navy secure a building? - They blow it up with Tomahawks.
How does the air Force secure a building? - A five year lease with a guaranteed renewal.
So, the Constellation is on active duty with the Coast Guard now?
The Air Force is jealous that the Navy has airplanes, and they don’t have ships.
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