The CNN, like other liberal TV channels, love to pound on the DOD and to portray it in the worst light possible, but it can’t even get the Pentagon chief’s job title right. Here’s an excerpt from the CNN article about the USS Kidd’s rescue of Iranian fishermen from the hands of Somalian pirates:
“Secretary of State Leon Panetta called the USS Stennis later Friday to congratulate the strike group commander, Rear Adm. Craig Faller, and his team on a “well executed effort,” the Pentagon said.”
Leon Panetta is NOT the Secretary of State. He’s the Secretary of Defense. Can’t the CNN get ANYTHING right?
Oh, and don’t get your hopes up on American-Iranian relations improving. The Iranians have simoultaneously announced that the Revolutionary Guards will stage exercises in the Persian Gulf soon. They love it when the US rescues their fishermen, but they also remain extremely hostile.