Mike Goldfarb is on fire these days. Your Volgi hasn’t even gotten to his reporting on Burma (tonight, maybe). But here he relates a hell of a scoop by Congressional Quarterly’s Josh Rogin:
According to Rogin, “An internal Pentagon oversight board has found that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is two years behind the publicly announced schedule, say multiple congressional aides familiar with the findings.”
Did I say it’s not quite vaporware? 2016?! It’s more nebulous than I thought.
Don’t get it? MG explains:
Why is that important? Because “as Congress has debated the future of the F-22 fighter program, lawmakers have used the promise of the F-35 plane’s completion as a key plank in their argument that the F-22 line could be ended without a significant risk to national security.”
And the Pentagon hid the report lest the argument be undermined.
Your Volgi, Goldfarb, et al., have been warning that the administration is acting in ideological bad faith. This clinches it.
It’s now clear that the Obama administration suppressed information that might have affected a Senate vote on a key national security program. It’s a breach of the public trust, and it’s evidence that this president is putting ideology ahead of national security.
To quote myself again:
Shameful. Shortsighed. Stupid. And now let me add: Scandalous.
(And read Mike’s whole piece.)
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.