Barack Obama delivered a speech in West Lafeyette, IN on Wednesday and once again mangled some well known historical facts:
Throughout our history, America’s confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world.
Aaah yes – “the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor.” Who can forget that? It was the big one, the one that took out all those boats. I guess Obama’s political correctness prevents him from noting someone actually dropped “the bomb” and it didn’t just fall.
This is a surprising error for a Hawaii native (via the great Kansas heartland) to make. Perhaps Obama was merely confused, as he and his surrogates so often accuse John McCain of being.
Bombs fell on Pearl Harbor, though. It’s almost as if the rush transcript forgot to pluralize the word! We can no longer support CNN’s transcript department for President, my friends. That’s not transcription you can believe in.