Monday, December 04, 2006

U.S. Navy to San Francisco: See Ya!

Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter has vetoed plans to hold the commissioning ceremony for one of the Navy's newest warships in San Francisco. After continual assaults on the military by local activists, the Navy is finally striking back. (hat tip Michelle Malkin - see her latest edition of Vent: San Francisco Hates the Troops)

The USS Makin Island will now be commissioned in San Diego.

Navy leaders were concerned about San Francisco's refusal to offer a homeport for the retired battleship Iowa, which would be turned into a museum, as well as the school board's decision to abolish junior ROTC training in city high schools, Myatt said.

Some city politicians also have publicly criticized the Pentagon. In one instance, Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval said national defense should be left to “the cops and the Coast Guard.”

It's about time that military leadership stand-up to those that have nothing but disdain for our troops. There are many - in fact, most - areas of the country that would be honored to play host to our military.

I look forward to seeing how Nancy Pelosi reacts to this snubbing of her city.

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