via Daily Kos
The GOP is outraged, (outraged I tell you!), of how much they claim this would cost. They are fiscal conservatives, as they will tell you. What they won’t tell you is that none of them raised an eyebrow over the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The current expected cost of the program: 1.5 TRILLION dollars!Wow.
That’s Trillion with a "T". That is one hell of an expensive piece of equipment to engage in the obsolete art of aerial dogfighting! Even worse, the military had to admit it sucks at that too. (It got obliterated against an old aircraft in a combat exercise.) Any other mission it could possibly be used for is being taken over by unmanned drones.
Which brings me to my next point. This program is planned for a lifespan of 55 years. A half-century from now, who thinks we will still be using manned fighter planes?
Besides being obsolete out of the gate, and failing at its sole mission, how’s this for the kicker: it is a complete piece of sh##:
I watch MSNBC because I want to know what the enemy is thinking and saying. I guess they do the same because the talking points in the article are straight from this blog and others like it.
So you have defense hawks, reformers and REAL conservatives hating on the F-35 and they're joined by the liberals?
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Once we kill this bastard plane we'll turn on the liberals like a F5 tornado in the plains. But first things first. Gotta kill the F-35.