The Dog’s Bollocks

Truth is like a dog’s bollocks – pretty obvious if you care to look.

$400M is cheap at twice the price

If it costs $400,000,000 to cancel the Super Hornets it will be money well spent to avoid wasting $billions in US Military Corporate profits on a useless piece of obsolete technology ill-suited to our needs. And cancel the Joint Strike Fighter project while we’re at it. The most dumb-assed decision ever made by Brendan Nelson on behalf of the Howard pre-emptive defense doctrine.
ABCAustralia is no longer Deputy Sheriff to Dubya’s neo-con dream of global domination by the US empire. The game’s over boys. A more realistic assessment of our air defence capabilities will better serve our security needs and likely have money left over to spend on Indigenous Australia, or public health and education.

Filed under: Ass Hattery, Politics

2 Responses

  1. Niall says:

    I agree. The Super Hornet is no better suited as a replacement for the F111 than are the current fleet of F/A18’s. The F-22 is over-rated for what it is, and hasn’t been used in combat yet, despite it being operational. It’s an air superiority fighter, not a tactical strike/strategic bombing aircraft. If we MUST buy an American product, the F-15E Strike Eagle is the closest to what we need, even if it is classed as ‘last years aircraft’.
    Personally, given the research I’ve undertaken, we could do a lot worse than the Sukhoi Su-33 or MiG 29M/33

  2. slim says:

    I have this mental picture of Hayseed Nelson in Washington with the US Military’s finest salespeople:

    “Come here boy! Have a cigar! Have we got a deal for you. We only offer this one to our best friends!”

    If the contract is cancelled, imagine being responsible for blowing $400M for one stupid decision. Well done Brendan.

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