McCain blasts Navy's LCS ship plan; urges cut to 24 vessels

Apr 10, 2014 Full story: Reuters 16

Senator John McCain on Wednesday blasted the U.S. Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship program as a "shameful" and dangerous waste of taxpayer money, and he urged the Pentagon to cut its planned purchases back by another eight ships to 24 ships.

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Your Ex

Grand Junction, CO

#1 Apr 10, 2014
A republican speaking out against military welfare? How does this guy stay in office?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#2 Apr 10, 2014
Enjoyed McCain trying to needle John Kerry at a Senate hearing with a Teddy Roosevelt twiggy quote and Kerry answer with a better Teddy Roosevelt quote:

“Your friend Teddy Roosevelt also said the credit belongs to the people who are in the arena trying to get things done. And we're trying to get something done. That’s a Teddy Roosevelt maxim, and I abide by it.”
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#3 Apr 10, 2014
Your Ex wrote:
A republican speaking out against military welfare? How does this guy stay in office?
He is a war mongering PROGRESSIVE/RINO/NEO CON you shill. Being Republican is just the badge he tarnishes. Like many Republicans. It is difficult to live at a higher standard. The idea was never to build all of those ships. But to get a couple of dozen of them keeps the military industrial complex going. We have been building the F 22'fighter jets from proposals from three decades ago. They are thieves and evil. The F 35 is the same. We don't need more aircraft carriers and yet we are building three more fifteen billion dollar a piece white elephants that will sink fast in a real conflict. The cost of servicing them and other ships to protect them is expensive. Corruption controls us. Our military personal are last in line in this system. We even have to hide the fact we are a war mongering nation by hiring mercenaries to assist the military to their elitist controlled jobs. Yeah. The progressive Dems have not stopped anything. A cut means nothing. For all of this has been going on for many decades. And we certainly did not hear any screaming for massive changes have we?
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#4 Apr 10, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
Enjoyed McCain trying to needle John Kerry at a Senate hearing with a Teddy Roosevelt twiggy quote and Kerry answer with a better Teddy Roosevelt quote:
“Your friend Teddy Roosevelt also said the credit belongs to the people who are in the arena trying to get things done. And we're trying to get something done. That’s a Teddy Roosevelt maxim, and I abide by it.”
He actually said "maxism". Snooty idiots like him tand to bastardize words so they appear intellectually superior, but we all know they're still just snooty idiots. As for Kerry "trying to get things done", he just as useless as Hillary was and she was only slightly more useful than teats on a boar.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#5 Apr 10, 2014
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
He actually said "maxism". Snooty idiots like him tand to bastardize words so they appear intellectually superior, but we all know they're still just snooty idiots.
Wow, boy, you are complaining because one of our politicians is "intellectually superior"?

There may be lots to complain about our politicians but using real words seems to be a tad desperate.

Refudiate, n'est-ce pas?!
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#6 Apr 10, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, boy, you are complaining because one of our politicians is "intellectually superior"?
There may be lots to complain about our politicians but using real words seems to be a tad desperate.
Refudiate, n'est-ce pas?!
Factually accurate, nonetheless, unlike your vacuous comment.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#7 Apr 10, 2014
I'll see your 'refudiate' and raise you a "corpseman".
liberals are heros

Urbandale, IA

#8 Apr 11, 2014
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
He actually said "maxism". Snooty idiots like him tand to bastardize words so they appear intellectually superior, but we all know they're still just snooty idiots. As for Kerry "trying to get things done", he just as useless as Hillary was and she was only slightly more useful than teats on a boar.
Now don't bring Sarah Palin into this discussion.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#10 Apr 11, 2014
Your Ex wrote:
A republican speaking out against military welfare? How does this guy stay in office?
Easy answer: They don't build ships in Arizona. It's always easier to cut
weapon programs when they are built in some other state. Or close
a base.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#11 Apr 11, 2014
Instead of building another aircraft carrier, I suggest we simply rename the USS Ronald Reagan the USS Barack Obama.

Has a nice ring to it.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#12 Apr 11, 2014
There'll never be any carrier, battleship, cruiser, or even a dingy for that matter, named for Øbama.
777xyz

Noblesville, IN

#13 Apr 11, 2014
King John rock!;-00

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#14 Apr 11, 2014
mccain's hated ships ever since the Forrestal Incident in'67.
and he's hated 'Hiltons' just about as long.
777xyz

Noblesville, IN

#15 Apr 11, 2014
Lords of the Ring! the return of King John!! who wanne bee a president when U is King John? ;-000
777xyz

Noblesville, IN

#16 Apr 11, 2014
move on kids;) no one can stop John to bee King!! ;-00
Igotasecret

Marinette, WI

#17 Apr 22, 2014
I know just what pieces of garbage these ships are because I build them.. The craftmenship is lacking, and so is any real concern about making a good product.. Not to mention that the whole concept is a bust.. Wish McCain would come to the shipyard and see just how these ships are built. It's just a joke to see how no one cares..

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