Today in failed Metaphors

USS Harry S. Truman via Defence Images at Flickr.comFor years American naval power has been able to swing it’s big stick unchallenged. As our Nimitz-class nuclear carriers were thrust into every place oil was to be found in abundance international hot spot. Full of overcompensation and seamen.

But our virility is threatened.

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).

This can mean only one thing. No universal health care, no infrastructure renewal, no “home-based” stimulus until we build a new form of carrier impenetrable to the Dong, or at least ‘theoretically’.

This is the greatest threat to America’s naval power since John McCain was on the Forrestal so government, please spend $1 trillion dollars or more on this necessary project immediately — for peace.

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