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Barack and Mitt: The War for the U.S. Navy Has Just Begun

auntiesamm Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 12:54 PM
Instead of sending billions of $$$$$ to our enemies in the middle-east, STOP. Re-route all that money to the defense budget so the USA is equipped to defeat the enemy with military might, and keeping the oceans and waterways of the world open and safe. This country's security and safety of her people must be first and foremost. Without securing the USA and building up our military strength we are so vulnerable but Obama either doesn't see it, or does notwant see it so he can continue financial aid to his Muslim friends and the Islamic world! He is truly the wolf in sheep's clothing of which we have been warned!
Monday night's final 2012 presidential election debate included a brief but fierce naval battle. The candidates exchanged close-combat broadsides over the size of the U.S. Navy, then fired provocative salvos in the direction of two complex subjects, the capabilities of modern weapons and the deleterious effects of funding cuts required by sequestration on the defense budget, especially planned ship-building programs.

Gov. Mitt Romney opened the engagement. "Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We're now under 285. We're headed down to the low 200s if...