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The Donnybrook
Sunday, July 26, 2009
A Rare Victory

For common sense over the military-industrial-Congressional complex. It takes an unusual set of circumstances to briung about the death of a major weapon system in full scale production. 44 states have jobs at stake, particularly CA, TX, CT, and GA. The President's choice of keeping Gates on a SecDef keeps paying dividends and Obama also played a personal role in turning out enough votes in the Senate to end production of the F-22.Thank you, Senator John McCain for working tirelessly with Chairman Levin to help Secretary Gates and the President force this much-needed decision. The President's influence made the vote 58-40, a margin that makes it less likely that the House will try to add F-22 funds in the end. It's not over entirely, but it's close. Finally.


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