Defense Cuts May Mean No More Flyovers at Sporting Events. Oh, the Humanity!• Antiwar.com
Oh, the humanity!
According to USA Today, looming sequestration is forcing the US Air Force to put a hold on all such flyovers starting April 1st. Oddly though, Air Force spokeswoman Wendy Varhegyi – even as she breaks the sad news about the temporary hold on sporting event flyovers – says ”It’s no additional cost to the government for support of any public events.”
Huh. So…why are they affected by budget cuts? Oh, because those fighter pilots are usually on a training exercise when they fly over football stadiums, and we’ll have less of those after cuts. Pity. Kind of like President Obama last week getting upset about having one less American warship patrol the Persian Gulf.
But here’s the real sob story: