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Thursday, February 17, 2005
A not so fitting tribute

Imagine yourself as a young American proudly finishing his naval traning, awaiting the chance finally to serve your country. It's not very PC, but privately you lust after the excitement of battle, and long to be the one who orders the sinking of that North Korean warship or who fires the cruise missile at an Iranian nuclear facility.

It is your job to help secure the world against its many threats, to be the muscle behind the moral agenda America is following, which you believe in completely. You represent America's strength, her capabilities, her power.

And then you get your first assignment: you'll be serving on board the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter.

Let no one say the Pentagon doesn't have a sense of humour.

UPDATE: Scott Ott reports:

Jimmy Carter is the first of the American Seahare-class subs, featuring a high-tech sonar system which alerts enemy forces to its presence and a safety device on the Nerf missiles which allows firing only after an enemy missile impact.

"This new generation of nuclear submarines is designed to use trust in our enemies as our first line of defense," said an unnamed Navy spokesman.
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