- Myth No. 1–Voting down funding for the Raptor was a blow against the “evil, military-industrial complex.”
- Myth No. 2–The F-22 is a hugely expensive aircraft because defense contractors purposely are trying to gouge the taxpayer by making weapons that are unnecessarily overkill in terms of capability. The taxpayer won a victory when the Senate said no more would be built.
- Myth No. 3–The 187 F-22s to be built represents the number that would be available for combat missions should the aircraft be placed in a conflict.
- Myth No. 4–It is good to cancel high-priced weapon systems like the F-22 because they are the reason for bloated defense budgets.
- Myth No. 5–The F-35 meets any and all conceivable technological challenges that might emerge in the next two decades.
Add up all the real-world facts and there does not seem to be much of a victory here for any one–the possible exception being those nations who are planning to do battle with the U.S. in the future and will now face a mere token force of F-22s.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.