Fox News reported early Wednesday that the backdrop Democrats used in their DNC tribute to our United States military last week was filled with Russian, not American, warships.
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.
The mistake was immediately noticed by Navy veteran Rob Barker, a former electronics warfare technician who is no longer in the Navy. “I was kind of in shock,” Barker told the Navy Times.
Having learned to visually identify foreign ships by their radars, Barker recognized the closest ship as the Kara-class cruiser Kerch.
“Vendor error” was blamed on the mistake, while those issuing the apology went on to criticize Mitt Romney for not mentioning our troops in his RNC address.
Whether or not this “mistake” was really a mistake, or done purposefully, it certainly makes one thing abundantly clear: amateurs are running the show.