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Afghanistan: CNN’s Pentagon reporter can’t understand why SecNav is armed

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Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer recently visited Marines and sailors deployed to the Afghanistan theater of war, ostensibly see for himself not only the status of the troops he’s responsible for, but also to wish those same troops a merry Christmas, as noted by The Military Times Twitter feed.

Yet for whatever patently bizarre reason, CNN’s Pentagon correspondent doesn’t seem to understand why Secretary Spencer would be carrying a sidearm in Afghanistan, despite of the fact that Spencer himself is a former Marine Corps officer.

Of course, the blowback at Starr’s monumentally stupid question was often hilarious. But the one who best deserves the Occam’s Razor award would be the individual known to the Twitter universe as Memento Māori;