The day goes much better when we start it off with a good, solid laugh.
Today, we have a real howler from Secretary Of Defense ‘Nuclear’ Ash Carter:
Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the Iran Deal
I’m pleased that Secretary of State Kerry and Secretary of Energy Moniz, along with our P5+1 partners, were able to reach a comprehensive, verifiable deal to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. As we implement this historic agreement, deterrence remains a major component of America’s national security.
The Department of Defense is today, and will always be ready, to defend the United States and our interests. Our military – including tens of thousands of U.S. forces in the Middle East – are full speed ahead maintaining a strong presence in the Gulf. We remain prepared and postured to bolster the security of our friends and allies in the region, including Israel; to defense against aggression; ensure freedom of navigation in the Gulf; and check Iranian malign influence. We will utilize the military option if necessary.
Hey, I didn’t promise it wouldn’t be a bitter laugh.
Is it Happy Hour yet?