Saturday, May 28, 2005

We don't need no a-stinking bases.

Downsizing military bases is a painful but crucial step in the process of transforming the U.S. military into the kind of fighting force especially suited for this age of terror, President Bush told Naval Academy graduates Friday.

"We have more bases than we need," Bush said in a commencement address to the academy's Class of 2005. "Supporting these facilities wastes billions of taxpayer dollars -- money that can be better spent on giving you the tools to fight terrorists and confront 21st-century threats."

"Besides - we can use them for nuclear waste."

Forgive me for being skeptical, but since when is clown-boy concerned about wasting taxpayer dollars?

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