Captain Rob wrote:
I had read some rumors that the Obama administration wanted to use it as bait for the Iranians to shoot missiles at. Just to start another war.
wow. I think someone needs to create a coo coo clock emoticon for this "rumor". Even Glenn Beck thinks this "rumor" is nutty and embarrassing.
To decommission a nuclear vessel, they apparently have to rip huge holes in the hull to properly remove and dispose of the nuclear reactor and other related components, making Enterprise practically unsuitable for conversion to a museum. I love Trek and the Navy, but the money is better spent elsewhere.