Col WEST: ‘In Times of Military Cutbacks, We Should NOT Be Using Osprey Aircraft to Carry a Pooch’-
Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 3:43:21 PM by Reaganite Republican
Commercial flight with a pet carrier 99.7% cheaper…
Although über-patriot Allen West first made clear to Mark Levin (on his radio show Monday 8/11) that he’s loathe to engage in ‘small ball’ with some of the more petty White House scandals, he nonetheless was asked ‘how do you justify’ the latest Obama middle-finger-to-America -namely, the shipping of ‘Bo’ the dog to Martha’s Vineyard via two exotic, VERY expensive-to-operate Marine VTOL aircraft…
West responded ‘You don’t’ justify it- labeling it ‘an outrage’. With Obama -in West’s eyes- ‘It’s not about serving… it’s about being served.’ He then described today’s ‘progressive’ debt + money-printing-and-spending orgy as (in the military parlance) “a self-licking ice-cream cone”.
For any not familiar with the V-22 Osprey of the US Marine Corps, the innovative hybrid plane (Bell/Boeing development inspired by Jimmy Carter‘s 1980 disaster-in-the-desert) can take-off with a heavy payload vertically (2x largest ‘copter/24 troops), then turn the wings slowly forward and fly like a conventional prop plane.
After considerable initial controversy regarding dependability, safety, and cost overruns in the 1990s development cycle -including a real bashing on ‘Sixty Minutes’-…………………