Thanks for thread A. B. I wonder why we have 5 aircraft carriers sitting side by side.
What happened to “Remember Pearl Harbor”?
First of all, when it comes to national security, the USA can easily spend what they don't have. Face it, we've been doing that for years, decades even. The government can always print more money. Now I'm not saying that would be wise or wouldn't cause all kinds of problems down the road, because it will, but that's been the name of the game for a long time.
No, all these reports about idol carriers, carriers leaving the Persian Gulf, etc, are the Obama administration's ploys to scare the American people and Republicans into making the concessions on the budget that HE wants.
The driveby media and their political wing, the DNC, are trying to stamp their feet, hold their breath, and make us all freak out so they can get their way.
They don't mind holding national security hostage, as they hate the military anyway.
The whole thing fits like a hand in a glove.
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