Looking for a way to talk down to your audience? Just tell them a U.S. military strike on foreign soil is not, in fact, like Kentucky basketball.
That’s what happened on CNN Thursday night following President Donald Trump’s surprise missile attack on a Syrian air base. Speaking to Anderson Cooper, retired Army Maj. Gen. James “Spider” Marks, a military analyst for the network, contrasted the strike in Syria with ― of all things ― Kentucky’s college basketball program.
“This is not like Kentucky basketball, one and done,” Marks said, referring to the Kentucky Wildcats’ program that tends to focus on players who play a single season before heading to the NBA. “This is the start of a series of operations.”
Even the Wildcats themselves took note of the peculiar analysis.
You know what else the Syria strike isn’t like? Any basketball situation ever.
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