Wednesday, September 12, 2012
No one knows what to make of this. An inside joke? A bizarre mistake? Whatever the explanation, the symbolism is obvious, considering Obama’s tendency to undercut American interests vis-à-vis our adversaries:
On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.
But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.
While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.
These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.
Maybe 'after the election', when he will have more flexibility to sell us out to the Russians, Comrade Obama will tell us what it’s all about.