Intereating idea for a help ship . we spned millions helpin out others an most of it is wasted on getting ready to go an all that . that ship could be at the ready for our selves as well . katrina for example .2. I would not "sell" a SuperCarrier to a scraper for -$1.00 to cover costs of "recycling". I would view said SuperCarrier as a National Asset, and retrofit it to conform to a new class of vessel:: A United States Ship of Mercy. I would make it the ultimate floating platform to respond to issues like the aftermath of the ugly Typhoon that just trashed the Philippine Islands, or the Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, or the Tsunami in Japan, or a hundred other disasters within the last 15 years. The united States does maintain "Ships of Mercy", but they are conversions of old "SuperTankers" built in the late 1960's or early 1970's. They are slow, and inefficient. Getting one of those from say, San Diego to the Philippine Islands would take 3 weeks or more. An Enterprise Class SuperCarrier can do that in 12 days or less. I believe that this is the way that America can Demonstrate it's Greatness to the world. In the aftermath of the typhoon in the Philippine Islands, the Nations that are responding are: America, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Funny, I do not see Russia, China, or Iran on that list....We need to rethink our priorities. Taking care of the hurt, sick, and hapless should be our main foreign policy priority.