"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Well, there's likely to be obfuscation of the fact that jingoistic interference in others' affairs by the ruling political regimes here provides a strong motivation for terrorist attacks perpetuated by this...but our resident neocons could have done that anyway.
The article said they used 7 1/2 tons of WTC steel in the ship. My main concern would be compromising the functional capabilities of the warship. Granted, I don't think it would be a problem in this case, but we live in a time where the f-22 just happened to have manufacturing interests in 46 different states. I dislike the trend in which weapons are constructed with obligations to non-military requirements. Its fine to honor a warship after the towers, but that should be reflected in symbolic features like the name, not the materials used to build it.I don't think anyone really sees this as being a "political cause." The government builds warships and names them to honor people and things. This one was built after the WTC. They named it to honor NY. As a nice symbolic gesture, they used some WTC steel. This is the type of thing that people can read about in the paper, smile, and then forget about.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
Not to mention, the war in Afghanistan and Iraq will not yield long term results. Afghanistan is a mess right now, and the conflict has expanded well into Pakistan and the surrounding -stans. Sending more resources into the conflict when the strategy has no meaningful direction isn't intelligent.
The ship being made to honor 9-11 and being called USS New York is just glossing over all the above.