Thursday, June 09, 2005

On the Hyperbole of Petagon Waste

I hate it when the media trips over themselves to make something the military has done sound really, really bad. Witness this story:
Most of the equipment, in-cluding uniforms and a nuclear submarine power-supply system on the Pentagon's "critical shortage" list, was donated outside of the defence department, sold for "pennies on the dollar" or destroyed.
Now I hate waste, fraud, and abuse just as much as the next taxpayer, and there's no denying that I encountered and tried to fix some during my Navy stint.

But what are you willing to bet that this "nuclear submarine power-supply system" is the power pack from....oh, say....a spot cooler or some such?

I see your bet and raise you $10. LOL


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