12 May 2007

Sending clear messages

Vice President Dick Cheney addresses nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines with USS John C. Stennis Strike Group Commander Rear Adm. Kevin Quinn in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Official U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Hyde

Gotta love a guy who stands on the hanger deck of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, just 150 miles from the Iranian coast, in front of five F18 Super Hornet fighters and a huge American flag, and says this:

With two carrier strike groups in the Gulf, we're sending clear messages to friends and adversaries alike. We'll keep the sea lanes open. We'll stand with our friends in opposing extremism and strategic threats. We'll disrupt attacks on our own forces. We'll continue bringing relief to those who suffer, and delivering justice to the enemies of freedom. And we'll stand with others to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating this region.

Think they got it?

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