Romney calls US Navy small

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    compared to the WW2 US Navy - guess it is

    But we arent fighting the Japs
     
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    Democrats have a habit of dismantling our Navy. Clinton saw fit to rid the Navy of Oilers (AO's) forcing ships like the USS Cole to refuel in places like Yemen... And we all know how that turned out.
     
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    Come on lefties. You know that's a cheap shot.
     
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    The USN today would destroy the USN of 1945 with very little casualities to itself.

    A heavy division today packs at least ten times the power of an armored division of 1945.

    Why did Romney say anything so stupid?
     
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    DEMOCRATS have a habit of dismantling our Navy? Do tell! Check this out:

    Between Sep. 30, 2001 and Sep. 30, 2008, George Bush reduced the size of the fleet from 316 active vessels to 282. And that was WHILE FIGHTING 2 WARS! (He did the same thing to the Air Force.)

    US Ship Force Levels

    Incidentally, the current President's plans call for raising the active vessels number to over 300 again, with a construction program producing an average of 13 new ships per year. They're all on the ways right now, in various stages of construction.
     
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    Obama talked about nuclear subs like they will help deal with threats in the Middle East. I am willing to bet you that there will never be another full blown naval war again, which makes the submarine fleet virtually useless.
     
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    Which has nothing to do with the discussion. Our navy is full capable of handling any grouping of potential allies. Obama is increasing at 13 ships plus a year. There is no worry here, folks.
     
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    Fakey is still campaigning for Obama over Romney.
     
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    I voted early for Romney today, but I am far more an American than a party man, though I have spent almost forty years in the GOP. Win or Lose, the leadership is going after the unAmerican far right this time with a vengeance.
     
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    How can you argue that a full blown naval war is unlikely and at the same time argue that we need some huge fleet? For what purpose? What threat?

    The Navy we currently have is adequate to protect our coasts and to project power nearly anywhere in the world.

    Submarines are hardly "useless". They can roam coastal waters undetected. They can launch conventional or nuclear cruise missiles. They can carry and introduce spec-ops personnel. A few of our attack subs could take out the entire Chinese Navy.
     

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