Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Three more amphibious ships head ot from Norfolk Naval base.

"Trust me, we all want to go over there and get it over with," said Capt. David C. Taylor, commander of Amphibious Squadron Six. He said the crews had trained hard and had been ready to go since late November.

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima left Norfolk Naval Station on its maiden deployment, along with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall left from nearby Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base.

The ships carried about 2,000 sailors and were headed to Morehead City, N.C., to pick up about 2,200 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Lejeune.

A banner reading "Let's Roll" hung from the Iwo Jima, the lead ship of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. The banner also bore a quote from President Bush - "We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail" - and a drawing of the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

When was the last time our military was proud enough of a President to fly a banner with his words?

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