We’ve all heard the wailing about “fake news” wafting from the White House. But the administration recently gave the world a fake cruise.
That was the one that allegedly had the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and her battle group headed to the Korean Peninsula to jumble the nerves of Kim Jong Un. In the real world rarely frequented by this addled administration, however, the fleet was headed in the opposite direction (“U.S. Carrier Wasn’t Nearing N. Korea,” April 19).
Having served on one for two years, I can vouch that nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are hard to lose track of. My gray lady was 1,092 feet long and weighed 93,000 tons. Even though she’s still active, I doubt that she’s lost much weight over the years.
So, either the Carl Vinson and her escorts were commanded by the Gilligan’s Island crew and got lost, or the administration was lying.
But we know the latter could never happen, don’t we? Maybe the fleet was actually on its way to Bowling Green to thwart another massacre.