Michele Bachmann accuses U2 of sinking troop ships
|Michele Bachmann flubs military history... again|
She says the Germans used "U2 boats" to sink U.S. ships during World War II. Achtung baby!
German subs were were nicknamed "U boats" because of their "U" classification by the German navy. The U-223 struck the Dorchester off Newfoundland, and it sank in less than 30 minutes. Hundreds of men died. The chaplains sacrificed their life preservers so that GIs might live.
Is anyone surprised Bachmann's mangling military history again? After all, this is the congresswoman who used the failed Charge of the Light Brigade as a rallying cry for tea party victory.
When it comes to a grasp of history, Bachmann still hasn't found what she's looking for.