Posts made in May, 2014

USS Gabrielle Giffords — “the laying of the keel” ceremony (a moral delimma)

USS Gabrielle Giffords — “the laying of the keel” ceremony (a moral delimma)

Note: An email to Gabrielle Giffords’ organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions. May 29, 2014   Gabby, I live across the bay from Mobile, Alabama.  I caught your recent visit to the port city for “the laying of the keel” ceremony for your new combat ship, on the local news.  Given the unique qualifications for naming a Navy ship after a living person, it seems to me that a person who nearly died from an assassination attempt and who lost members of her staff and even constituents from that event might want to pass-on having an American warship named after them.  Given the fact the Iraq War was a bogus war started by an American president that led to a lot of innocent Americans and Iraqis getting killed and wounded, isn’t it easy to...

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