It’s positively amazing that with a military budget of $300 Billion, we do not have the ability to protect ourselves against a rubber raft, with destroyed a $1 Billion vessel.
-Ron Paul, A Foreign Policy of Freedom, page 137
Commenting of the U.S.S. Cole bombing in 2000.
He goes on to add that our soldiers that were on duty had rifles without billets and were prohibited from firing on any enemy targets.