We Don’t Cancel the Fact Check

Mike Griffin defended the budget averaging $8 billion/year for a Moon return (0.05% of 2018 GDP) by saying, “We Don’t Cancel the Navy” as MSNBC headlined. Actually we did cancel the Navy after the Revolutionary War and didn’t start it up again until 1794.

I spoke to my dad, the pre-civil war American History Professor Emeritus and he had forgotten that the Navy had been cancelled. I respectfully withdraw my media criticism. I guess it needs to be refiled under media witticism.
Update 2005-09-21-10:55:00