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Originally posted by buster2010
Ryan: "I just don't understand" bayonet remark
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan defended his running mate's positions following Monday's third and final presidential debate and took aim at the president for comparing Mitt Romney's military budget strategy to the game "Battleship." "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916," Mr. Obama said in response to Romney's critique of the administration's military spending. "Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. "The question is not a game of Battleship, where we're counting ships," he added. Appearing on "CBS This Morning," Ryan suggested the president was being petty: "To compare modern American battleships and Navy with bayonets - I just don't understand that comparison. "Look. We have to have a strong Navy to keep peace and prosperity and sea lanes open," he continued. "The president's, all these defense cuts, if all these defense cuts go through, our Navy will be smaller than it was before World War I. That's not acceptable. And, yes, the ... the ocean hasn't shrunk. You still have to have enough ships to have a footprint that you need to keep sea lanes open, to keep our strength abroad where it needs to be."
Of course he doesn't understand the remark because he knows nothing of the military. If it isn't game of counting ships the why is he and Romney complaining about fewer ships? "To keep our strength abroad" this says he supports our Navy protecting other nations instead of protecting our coastal waters which is their main job. Ryan is clueless and this interview shows it.
Originally posted by earthdude
Why do you think other countries would do things differently if they decided to be invaders. I ment "we" as in the human race. When was the last time we intercepted a ship full of troops? Man, everybody is stuck in the 1940's. We don't even need to man ships, they can be remotely controlled.
Originally posted by karen61057
reply to post by buster2010
But but the guarding of our coasts goes to the coast guard not the Navy.
Originally posted by campanionator
Obama's remark was a masterful way to say a lot without having to use a bunch of words to do so.
Such as, we do not depend on telephone poles to make phone callsedit on 23-10-2012 by campanionator because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sek82
It was a bit belittling of him to call Romney out like that, but it had to be done. Romney's lack of knowledge in the field of foreign affairs and modern warfare needed to be made evident.
Obama did just that.