Message posted by zipper on March 15, 2001 at 20:52:12 PST:
“The president added that Gen. Michael Ryan, the Air Force chief of staff, personally lobbied him Monday on behalf of the F-22 during Bush's visit to Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla.
Ryan "was anxious to tell me what a good airplane" the F-22 is, Bush said, in response to a question about that plane's future.
"But if it's as good an airplane as I think and fits into the strategic review, I'm confident that (Defense Secretary Donald) Rumsfeld will recommend them."
During his presidential campaign, Bush recalled, he backed proceeding with prototype F-22s that were under development.
And during the campaign, Vice President Dick Cheney backed the F-22 and the F/A-18E&F Super Hornet. Cheney is a former defense secretary.”
In Reply to: Re: f22, JSF, or F/A-18E&F ---- BYE BYE Birdies posted by Spooky_Dogg on March 15, 2001 at 20:33:18 PST: