His battleships were painted white for a reason of course. it is for the same reason our ships are painted gray today. it is simply criminal to think the purpose of the US Army men and women who have been deployed in real defense of our homeland for ten long years "are sent overseas to die." Perhaps in the age "before the bailouts" the criminally rich could make this claim. now given their ongoing "need" for more? is the final demand for Federal largesse Wall Street's and Wall Street's alone Washington? Is this really all it means to be "the people's representative"? Only to ask "what's in it for me"?