August 29, 2007

From the 2007 "John Edwards Mystery Tour"

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles... Edwards says Americans should be asked to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. He says he would ask them to give up SUVs.

We are all numb to the hypocrisy factor in Mr Edwards by now so for him to ask me to give up the Ram Tough Dodge 4X4 climate heating heathen is to be expected, but it gets better.

Edwards got a standing ovation when he said weapons and equipment used by America's military needs to be made in the United States. He says "tanks and ammunition for M16 rifles are being made in other countries."

Having spent the last four years in Iowa has made the guy a little cornfused.

From Global Security "The Lima Army Tank Plant (LATP) manufactures the M-1 Abrams tank. The Tank Plant is a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) facility, run presently by General Dynamics...The Lima facility is also projected to produce 465 Heavy Assault Bridges...Production of a new light-armored military vehicle should increase the work force at the Lima Army Tank Plant by the end of 2001, and employment levels should exceed 600 workers.

No John, that isn't Lima as in Peru, it is in fact Lima as in OHIO.

General Dynamics and others also are involved in supplying the ammunition needs of the military.
"The military is in no danger of running out because it gets the overwhelming majority of its ammunition from a dedicated plant outside Kansas City." (MyWayNews)

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