FACT CHECK: Romney claim about size of Navy is WRONG.

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    Battleships, we need battleships and coal tenders. Mebbe some destroyer escorts.
     
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    Way to completely dodge the point. :clap2:
     
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    I guess the wing nuts can't handle having cold, hard facts slam them squarely in the face. :lol:
     
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    The truth took another beating from both men last night. Is this really, or should it be, shocking to someone witha handle like inthemiddle?
     
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    Not to quibble with your unbiased fact checking here, but how does this prove Romney wrong? His exact statement is that the Navy is smaller now than any time since 1917, we had 342 ships then.
     
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    I like Obama's response that we have fewer buggies and bayonets too, and that we have these things that carry aircraft - aircraft carriers. We aren't playing "Battleship".
     
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    Your wrong he said since 1917 not 1916.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVSfw5TPkos]Obama Rips Romney's Navy Expansion Plans: 'We Also Have Fewer Horses and Bayonets' - YouTube[/ame]
    This is true, in 1917 we had 342 ships
    Today we have 285 ships. Not 287. They are going down to 200 if the cut backs happen.
    The Navy says they need 313 ships.
     
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    I think you got it. Let's see if anyone else does. :clap2:
     
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    we don't need no stinkin navy O is going to lower the oceans and O never lies.
     

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