DuffelBlog: Navy Downgraded to "Regional Force For Good"

[T]he contentious “catch and release” of 10 Navy sailors in Iranian waters prompted a rapid decision on it.... “We thought about playing it off as a stunt raising awareness for the ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ initiative,” a Navy public affairs official admitted, “but ultimately we decided to just pull a Blackwater and re-brand instead.”


Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus revealed another spin during a press conference, remarking that “this historic event with Iran proves that women can be prisoners of war just as well as men can. I look to the Marine Corps to emulate this shining example.”
The administration and its allies have been particularly disgraceful in the last 24 hours.

By the way, it's not quite true that there's no difference in how men and women were treated as prisoners of war. You can easily spot the female American sailor in these pictures because she was forced to cover her hair.


Cass said...

Mabus: what a jackwagon.

Texan99 said...

Perhaps we can learn to emulate the Belgian armed forces.

Ymar Sakar said...

The Left was always going to downgrade the US military. They've been planning it since before Carter, after all.

The idea that they are just idiots stumbling around like incompetent bureaucrats... doesn't quite do the job needed to accurately predict what has been predicted. The destruction and replacement of the US military with civilian security and Hussein Regime loyalists, loyal to the Left.

Shinseki and others talked a good talk about a broken army under Bush II. They were always the ones in charge of making sure that happened. But it would be blamed on other people.

Anonymous said...

The woman sailor was also in the back corner with male sailors flanking both sides and in front. Combat???