Former Navy Pilot Cautions Congress: Arrogance Endangering American Lives
January 10, 2009
by Janice Matthews
911truth.org (link to article)
911truth.org was contacted this week by Charles W. (Bill) White, of Houston,
who provided extensive information to Russ Baker in the writing of his explosive
new Bush dynasty historical expose, Family Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful
Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America. More about him is in his letter to Senator Levin, below, wherein he expresses grave concern for the safety of nearly 6,000 Sailors and Marines
who will carry out their duties aboard the Navy’s new nuclear-powered aircraft
carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush.
Today, that ship was christened in spite of White’s caution. An AP article,
“Bush Visits Aircraft Carrier Named After Father,” describes the new
ship and her christening thus:
It’s the perfect gift for an old Navy flier: 1,092 feet of flattop.
“What do you give a guy who has been blessed and has just about everything
he has ever needed?” asked President George W. Bush from aboard the Navy’s
newest ship. “Well, an aircraft carrier.”
The USS George H.W. Bush, a steel-gray vessel longer than three football
fields and built at a cost of $6.2 billion … is one of the Nimitz class
of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, the largest warships in the world.
“The ship that bears our dad’s name is more than 95,000 tons of aluminum
and steel,” Bush said from a podium tucked under the flight deck. “She
will carry nearly 6,000 of the finest sailors and Marines in the world. She
represents the craftsmanship of many skilled builders, and thousands of hours
of preparation.” (read
Indeed, George H.W. Bush “has just about everything he has ever needed.”
Why add insult to injury?
White expanded upon his concerns further by email:
“An important motive of mine for lighting this fuse is the safety and well-being
of the flyers and crew of CVN-77. W. Bush has made the United States hated,
feared and mistrusted across the globe. He has wantonly engaged in torture,
name-calling, war baiting, and invasion and occupation of a foreign country
based on a trumped up pretext. The resulting world-wide animosity against
Bush, and anything bearing the Bush name, make the new aircraft carrier a
prime target for a USS Cole-type terror attack, thereby unnecessarily jeopardizing
the well being of the sailors who man the ship.
“It seems to me that the Nation would be better served if Bush satisfied
his narcissistic need for further approbation [he already had the CIA's headquarters
at Langley and Houston's Intercontinental Airport renamed for himself] by
ordering a set of vanity license plates.”
We share Mr. White’s outrage.
In addition to Senator Levin, the following letter was sent to Representative Ike Skelton, Chairman, Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives. (If needed, press CTRL and + keys to enlarge.)