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Doh! Svidaniya: DNC apologizes for using photo of Russian ships during convention tribute to US military

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By Doug Powers  •  September 12, 2012 02:58 PM

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Oops. At their convention, the DNC put a US Navy retired admiral on stage, and at one point behind him during a military tribute there appeared an enormous backdrop of Soviet-era ships — presumably the same fleet assigned to transmit information to Vladimir.

From the Navy Times:

Democratic officials apologized Wednesday for mistakenly displaying an image of the Russian Navy during a tribute to America’s veterans at last week’s Democratic National Convention. But they also used their response to take a swipe at Republican rival Mitt Romney.

The Russian warships, many of Soviet-era origin, were shown on a giant screen Sept. 6 above 50 veterans while retired Adm. John Nathman honored veterans’ contributions to America. The former sailor who spotted the error and notified Navy Times had asked for an apology.

The Democratic National Convention Committee did just that in a statement Wednesday, but also criticized Romney for failing to mention service members during his convention speech in Tampa, Fla.

The DNC blamed it on a “vendor” error. Is that what they’re calling Bush these days? Don’t worry though — I’m sure they’ll be more attentive and thorough when it comes to your health care. If not, just inform your doctor in Siberia.

(h/t Instapundit)

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