The USS Iowa is looking for a home and San Fran was one of the options. That was until SF Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval was interviewed on Hannity & Colmes. It all started with a simple explanation why San Franciscans were trying to block this battleship --
"We just don't want to put a 10-story gun on the waterfront where everybody is going to be looking at it every single day."
Then the conversation got a lot more interesting as the real motivating factor for blocking the ship was revealed (much to Sandoval's chagrin) --Even liberal sidekick Alan Colmes seemed shocked:
"What good has [the military] done for us in the last five years?" Sandoval asked.
"Are you kidding me?'' Alan Colmes -- a Democrat -- asked a moment later.
"The United States should not have a military,'' Sandoval repeated. "All in all, we would be in much, much, much better shape."
"What do you want to defend ourselves -- what do you want to defend ourselves with?" Colmes asked later.
Sandoval: "Well, you got cops. It's called the Coast Guard. There's lots of things different."
Colmes: "You want to send cops to defend our shores if we're attacked? Cops?"
To which Sandoval replied: "You want to send people abroad to start these wars?" (source)
Sandoval is sticking to his guns and claiming the city is behind him in this sentiment. He claims that "90%" of the critical/disapproving emails and calls his office has received have been from outside San Francisco.
Are there people that actually believe the United States could exist without a military --or it is pacifist shock talk?
The East Coast may look pretty blue on a map...but, thank God, it's all still pretty pro-military. Wasn't there supposed to be some earthquake that will split California off into the Pacific...?