Obama Gets Military Tech All Wrong in Debate
President Barack Obama ended up revealing an astonishing level of ignorance about the state of military technology during the presidential debate in Boca Raton, FL Monday night.
The U.S. Commander-in-Chief misspoke about bayonets. He misspoke about horses. He misspoke about the size of the U.S. Navy. He misspoke about the makeup of the Navy. And the whole time, he thought he was teaching his opponent Mitt Romney a lesson.
Obama mocked Gov. Romney’s concerns about the diminished number of ships in the U.S. Navy by saying, “I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time studying how our military works.”
Obama continued, trying his best to make the GOP challenger look foolish: “[Romney] mentioned that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well… we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go under water, nuclear submarines.” Obama added that it’s not about “counting ships,” it’s about “our capabilities.”
These comments rang out with a snarky condescension that was only surpassed by their complete lack of factual support.