Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Politics Being Played With The Navy
It seems the Secretary of the Navy would like to name a San Antonino class ship after the late Rep. John Murtha; a man who wrongly accused US military personnel during a time of war and had political scandals on top of it. All of the San Antonio class are named after cities, not Democrat members of Congress. If fact, one of them is the USS Green Bay; a name sake the city has great pride in.
I remember a couple of years ago, while at the museum with my family, we viewed an exhibit of the USS Green Bay complete with a model and photos. Partisan politics should never enter into the naming of Naval vessels and traditions should not be so lightly disregarded. However, this is what we have come to expect from the Democrat Party and this administration.
photo of the USS Green Bay