Murtha said he has been talking with Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) and Rep. Bill Young, (R-Fla.), ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee defense subcommittee, about the possibility of "jumping over [DDG-1000], and going to the nuclear-powered cruiser."Didn't "we" all buy off on the "revolutionary" leap to DD-X/DD-21/DDG-1000 by sacrificing older ships early and not developing a follow-on to the FFG-7 and DDG-51? Did I not get the memo, again?
"I know the Navy is looking at that," Murtha noted.
Can you leap so far that you land into nothing but a bottomless pit like the Royal Navy? Are these the best minds we have? Really? I know they have the power, but do you feel even 51% confident in their decision making process? Who is advising these people that? Who is in the Congressional Liaison Office and how do we get them fired and replaced by Galrahn and Chap with Lex taking CAPT McCain's old job? We'll let Skippy work on Pelosi's staff.
Hat tip Mike.