From Fox News.
Democrats apologized Wednesday for using a fleet of Russian warships as the backdrop for a Democratic National Convention tribute to U.S. military veterans, blaming a vendor for the mistake.
The event occurred on the final night of last week’s convention when retired Adm. John Nathman paid tribute to veterans, in front of a gigantic screen that showed four ships from the Russian Federation Navy.
“Due to vendor error, incorrect images appeared briefly on screen behind 51 veterans during the convention, and the (Democratic National Convention Committee) apologizes for this mistake,” the group said in a statement.
The DCCC also asked that the error not diminish the words of Nathman and others who touted Obama’s record on “issues that impact those who have served our nation.”
However, the group used the apology to criticize Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, whom they said “failed to even mention” veterans in his convention speech.”
The mistake was exposed earlier this week by at least two experts who told The Navy Times they were certain the ships were Russian and that the backdrop image appears to be a composite photo that includes U.S. trainer jets flying overhead.
Since Obama gets owned by Vladimir Putin on a regular basis, the photo, although a mistake, is ironically true.
And yes Romney DID mention the military in his speech.
……His (Obama) trillion dollar cuts to our military will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs and also put our security at greater risk.
……They lived and died under a single flag, fighting for a single purpose. They’ve pledge allegiance to the United States
of America. That America, that united America can unleash an economy that will put Americans back to work, that will once again lead the world with innovation and productivity, and will restore every father and mother’s confidence that their children’s future is brighter even than the past. That American, that united America will preserve a military that’s so strong no nation will ever dare to test it.
Obama’s record on “issues that impact those who have served our nation”, is a fucking disgrace. A dicked up ROE, kissing up to the enemy, shameful kowtowing, and ascribing Islamic terrorism within the ranks of our own military as “workplace violence”, have the kind of impact that makes Al Qaeda proud.
But the Dems sure had some nifty photos of Russian ships.
- GAFFE: DNC Apologizes For Using Pictures of Russian Warships in Tribute To American Veterans. “Dem… (pjmedia.com)
- FAIL. DNC Honors US Veterans With Video of Russian Ships (thegatewaypundit.com)
- These Are the Geniuses We’re Up Against (blogs4victory.wordpress.com)