Thursday, May 4, 2017
Elizabeth Warren Is Into The Touchy Feely Not Facts
Elizabeth Warren Tweets Something Imbecilic About U.S. Military. Shapiro Pulverizes Her.
On Wednesday morning, Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a tweet that certainly
earned her brownie points among the leftists she has her latte with, but elicited
a fierce reply from Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.
Warren citing the military’s diversity as its greatest strength is as ludicrous as it
gets. The U.S. has 1.3 million active duty troops, the third largest number in the world behind India’s 1.4 million and China’s 2.2 million. North Korea
has slightly fewer troops than the U.S.: 1.2 million.
But the Military Strength Index weights the following criteria to rank a
country’s overall military capabilities: Number of active personnel in the
army (5%); Tanks (10%); Attack helicopters (15%); Aircraft (20%); Aircraft
carriers (25%); Submarines (25%). Thus the number of personnel is the
least important factor in the strength of a military; the equipment means
everything. According to a Credit Suisse report in 2015, the U.S. had
the strongest military in the world, with a ranking of 0.94, followed by
Russia, (0.80), China, (0.79), Japan, (0.72), India, (0.69) and France, (0.61).
As Shapiro also referenced, the United States not only has the greatest
equipment in the world, but also the finest training and a cause that has
been a never-ending source of strength for an army; the will to die so that
your family back home can be free.
But for Warren, what really matters is diversity rather than excellence.
And she should know about the advantages of diversity; this is the same
woman who once claimed, “Native American has been a part of my story,
I guess since the day I was born, I don’t know any other way to describe
it.” As Maggie Haberman wrote for Politico in 2012, “Warren had described
herself as a minority on a law professors’ listing for several years, ending
Why shouldn’t she cite “diversity” as one helluva asset? It seemed to
work for her.