In what became the instantly viral moment from the final presidential debate of the 2012 election season, President Barack Obama turned Governor Mitt Romney's argument against reducing the size of the military into a laugh line.
"You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916," Obama said. "Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines."