- Plans — Barack Obama
- Ryan: “I just don’t understand” bayonet remark – CBS News
- Ryan has company I guess because Sean Hannity doesn’t understand the criticism either:
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » The Funniest Thing I Heard Post Debate—Was sitting here with my friend and said “Let’s check out the hive mind.” So we switched to Fox, and caught Sean Hannity talking to Ed Gillespie, and Hannity was apparently doing push back on the devastating Obama zinger about horses and bayonets, and said, and I am not fucking making this up:
“Some of our troops rode horses in Afghanistan and the Marines still carry bayonets. Maybe someone should tell the President how the military actually works.”
Yes, Petunia. A couple hundred special forces guys rode horses in Afghanistan, basically because you can’t take an M1A2 or Hummer up the Khyber pass. Likewise, the Marines do still do carry bayonets (as does the Army!), but I don’t recall the last bayonet charge. The number of combat troops carrying bayonets is a small fraction than the 3.5 million grunts we had in WW1 wearing pith helmets and dying in bayonet charges and mustard gas. Likewise, there were tens of thousands of horses in WW1 in combat, there were a few in Afhanistan.
These people are just insane.
I had the exact same experience. I flipped channels over to Fox and caught a panicked apoplectic Hannity arguing with Juan Williams blurt out that idiotic comment too .