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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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.
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.
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.
#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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