U.S. to ban civilians at controls of military vehicles
February 22, 2001 4:17 PM   Subscribe

U.S. to ban civilians at controls of military vehicles Sec Rumsford has announced a "temporary" ban of civilians at the controls of military machinery, including of course, subamarines. Temporarily?
posted by Postroad (5 comments total)
Oh, c'mon. If, say, little Joey likes playing with Daddy's "megacool superfighterjetplane!" how can you say no?

I mean, do we want our children learning everything from video games???
posted by whatnotever at 4:50 PM on February 22, 2001

"This advanced fighter jet cost 4 million dollars to produce. Our pilots must go a rigorous and demanding training program in order to be qualified to operate it."

"Hey Joe, wanna take a whack at it?"
posted by tomorama at 5:57 PM on February 22, 2001

Funniest line I read today, in the faith-based missile defense article in another thread:"For too long, military planners have been denied the use of the supernatural in attempting to protect American citizens from attack," Bush declared today in a speech to the National Association of Amateur Submarine Captains.
posted by xiffix at 6:08 PM on February 22, 2001

There should have been a ban to begin with, that goes without saying.
posted by xtrmntr at 9:26 PM on February 22, 2001

Rumsfeld added that a special exception would be made for Democratic presidential candidates, especially if they look silly in a tank operator's helmet. [realvideo]
posted by dhartung at 1:52 PM on February 23, 2001

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