"You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed."Our President should school himself. Bayonets are still used in the military.
We spoke with Dan Riker from Bayonet Inc. -- a leading military surplus outlet that specializes in bayonets -- who tells us he believes Obama's comment was "ignorant ... because our soldiers still use bayonets."The Marines still have bayonet training, and the Army might, although I only got one taste of bayonet training while I was in the active service. I have been issued bayonets, and I have inventoried bayonets. Soldiers know what they are and how to use them. The nature of our military might have changed, but the tools available to the soldier changes slowly.
However, there is no excuse for the President to show this level of ignorance. Hopefully, we'll school him in November, and he can go on to a blissfully ignorant retirement.