In the Navy
October 24, 2012 Leave a comment
So how are we doing? In 1916, America controlled about 11 percent of the world’s naval power. In 2010, we controlled about 50 percent. We may have fewer ships than we did during World War I, but we carry a way bigger stick than we did back then. Measured in the only way that makes sense, American naval strength today is greater than it’s ever been in history.
Mitt Romney’s not dumb. Surely he knows the rough truth of this graph. How utterly mendacious then that he would make his absurd argument about our number of ships. Not quite sure what that says about him or what that says he thinks about the American people. Really just insulting and pathetic anyway you look at it.