In other news, the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier, is on Guam for a couple days. I think I will run down to the port and take some pictures of her today or tomorrow. These aircraft carriers are the largest warships in the world, and I’d like to take a gander at this gigantic projection of US military force. Apparently the Carl Vinson is headed to Okinawa, replacing the USS Kitty Hawk (a frequent visitor to Guam) while it is deployed to the Persian Gulf for young Mr. Bush’s glorious little war. Make no mistake, the Carl Vinson is a newer, bigger, more capable ship than the Kitty Hawk – could Dubya be sending a message to North Korea?