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Sorry Mr President,
but the troops DO need horses
and bayonets! Obama zinger over
'old-fashioned' fighting techniques
ignores their continued use

Daily Mail (UK), by Hugo Gye

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Posted By:pineledger, 10/24/2012 5:20:22 AM

One of the most memorable moments of last night's final presidential debate was Barack Obama's mocking comparison of Mitt Romney's foreign policy to the era of 'horses and bayonets'. The barb, which rapidly became popular on social networks, was intended to paint the Republican challenger as inexperienced and out of touch with the realities of modern military conduct. But the President's mocking comment threw the spotlight on the fighting techniques - because both bayonets and horses have remained important parts of the U.S. military right up to the present day.

Comments:
Less a zinger than a mean-spirited put-down attempt.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/24/2012 5:23:35 AM     (No. 8957096)

was intended to paint the Republican challenger as inexperienced and out of touch with the realities of modern military conduct.

...but only proved that the warlord wannabe is totally clueless.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/24/2012 5:34:51 AM     (No. 8957110)

Should have mentioned there are great pix with article showing US troops entering Afghanistan in 2001 on horseback.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/24/2012 5:45:42 AM     (No. 8957120)

After 4 years, Obama is still a fool when it comes to the military.
You cannot fix fool.
But, you can vote.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 10/24/2012 5:57:41 AM     (No. 8957133)

Evidently he didn't consult with the corpse-men before the debate.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/24/2012 6:06:04 AM     (No. 8957149)

I loved seeing Obama talk anything at all about the military he loathes because the knows so little about the subject matter. Navy "Corpse-man?" Obama could sit there and count to potato on the subject, he's a dope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 10/24/2012 6:23:18 AM     (No. 8957168)

They even use slingshots. I have an uncle, a Marine in late WWII and Korea, who before his eyesight diminished due to macular degeneration was a dead shot with one. If you are good enough, any small smooth pebble can be a deadly missile in the right hands.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: country boy, 10/24/2012 7:01:20 AM     (No. 8957223)

And the moron-in-Chief referred to submarines as ships. They are not ships, they are boats.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/24/2012 7:46:20 AM     (No. 8957306)

I can't think of too many people who have less knowledge of the military than Obama. That he would presume to lecture on the topic is beyond ridiculous, as those who pointed out his corpse-man and submarines as ships bloopers.

Isn't he also the CIC who shook hands with his Marine guard while getting on Marine 1? I seem to recall a video of that.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pindarjr, 10/24/2012 7:55:45 AM     (No. 8957337)

The Horse Soldier statue was recently installed and dedicated near ground zero.

http://horsetalk.co.nz/2011/11/29/horse-soldier-statue-stands-proud-near-ground-zero/#.UIfWwWfaQVg

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 10/24/2012 8:42:06 AM     (No. 8957478)

#2 is spot on. Doug Stanton wrote a book about the Fifth Special Forces Group that rode into Afghanistan, on horseback, shortly after 9/11. They managed to capture the strategic city of Mazaar-i-Sharif. The book is aptly titled "Horse Soldiers".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KingBubo, 10/24/2012 11:16:11 AM     (No. 8957875)

This meme is being cirluated like Mitt called for Less aircraft carriers and more horse/bayonette training. This is an example of the media and uninformd idiots carrying water for the president.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/24/2012 11:22:32 AM     (No. 8957899)

Thanks for great link to Horse Soldier statue, 9. From the picture there, even Doltin' Joe Biden could have told our brilliant Preezy that there were still horse soldiers around.

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