Friday, August 24, 2012

It's ADMIRAL McRaven, Mr. President! Obama Botches Rank Of Top Navy SEAL

Toby Harnden at the British newspaper the Daily Mail offers an interesting piece on the Commander-in-Chief's public goofs concerning the military, including his refering to Admiral McRaven as General McRaven.

Barack Obama has always been known for his silken words, soaring rhetoric and ability to use language to his advantage. Lately, however, the president seems to be losing command of the details. 

... "I'd advise that you talk to General McRaven, who's in charge of our Special Ops. I think he has a point of view in terms of how deeply I care about what these folks do each day and every day to protect our freedom."

The Difficulty with this is that William McRaven is an admiral not a general. As a SEAL, he is a member of the U.S. Navy, not the U.S. Army or U.S. Marines. Obama has made mistakes with military terminology before. In February 2010, he mispronounced 'corpsman' - as 'corpse-man' instead of 'core-man' several times.

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