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Two unfinished navy oil tankers costing a whopping 300 million dollars are set to be destroyed this month.
After sitting idle for years in the -- ghost fleet is it any wonder the United States is going broke.
Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is the founder of the -- -- dot com hi Tucker.
Warning -- okay so explain what happened here the governments that 300 million to build these ships and then once.
And then they're being recycled recycling suggest something has been used but these ships have ever been used.
They were the -- -- in 1986.
That was 25 years ago and they were never completed.
Keep keep keep in mind that we -- an entire world war lesson for if we -- the what that with the Empire State Building was built a little over a year.
25 years these ships which are enormous.
More than 600 feet long have not been finished they've been sitting mothballed in Virginia.
For a quarter century.
President and sit -- was it something about the Exxon Valdez oil spill that changed their fate.
That's exactly right these are these were designed as fuel -- to -- jet fuel and diesel for.
The navy fleet and after the Exxon Valdez spill.
It was determined that single hulled ships were not appropriate for that use and so who they were sent -- -- -- -- into storage no look at exactly figure what to do too much to retrofit them.
-- you want to make a decision and so these ships just kind of sat there that look the lesson is.
And anybody who served in the motor cover the military can tell -- is as vital as it is.
There is some waste -- and let's just be honest about it.
On the government is not good -- all it about anticipating.
Unlike the private sector part -- -- there's always good at either but congress is terrible about it.
And they made a massive mistake in this so so that's the lesson here and what's the fix that and this is.
Just we just chalk this up to government lack of foresight or bad timing.
Willis is what should put this -- There's got to be a better use for two enormous more than 600 foot long ship from these -- draw 35 feet appeasement of huge.
There's got to be a better use than -- -- the steel I mean nobody could come up with something better to do things ships over 25 years.
Being creative I guess that would be one of the many lessons in -- don't be surprised when you find out that even departments that you like like the Pentagon.
May not be spending all your tax money wise and a I will look suggestions here at our aim now dress red spot is for what to do with these ships rather than recycling of Tucker -- -- -- -- --
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