US Senator James Inhofe (GOP – Oklahoma) wants to reinstate Vieques as a target for US Naval bombing, and claims that this will “help Puerto Rico” with its fiscal crisis. On the floor of the US Senate, and in his Senate website, Sen. Inhofe claimed that Vieques is “the only range in the Western Hemisphere with land, sea and airspace that could accommodate naval surface, aviation and artillery live ordnance delivery, with amphibious landings supported by naval fires.”
In simpler words, Sen. Inhofe wants to use Vieques for target practice, all over again.
Inhofe is also the Senator who waves snowballs in the Senate chamber, and claims that global warming is a hoax.
QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENT and HISTORICAL ANIMUS
With Vieques, and with his snowballs, the senator demonstrates a questionable judgment.
But Inhofe also has a clear history of militarism in Vieques. Back in 1999-2000, Inhofe fiercely resisted the…
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