I was confused as to why a reader was writing about the purchase of a “batch” of F-35s. The letter was a morass of minutia regarding a recent report in the media on this purchase. As I waded through the stultifying data, it appeared that the writer was trying to make the point that the Pentagon was wasting money on the F-35 project. I was quite surprised when the last paragraph revealed the actual point of the letter and it was to take a swipe at Congressman McClintock. The writer wanted us to believe that Congressman McClintock wanted to cut budgets for schools, seniors and medical research and “dump” the savings into the Pentagon budget to fund projects like the F-35. It was all very unconvincing.
ANTHONY J. ARJIL