The president vetoed support of a terracotta navy today as congress tries to find solutions for an overstretched army. Originally, congress proposed to send navy servicemen into the army to fill the gaps left by declining numbers in that branch of service.
"We could just send our ships around the world with terracotta soldiers on them," said democratic congressman David Hasaprice. "Nobody would have to know they we're not real."
Critics of the plan say that although terracotta soldiers could fill the gap in numbers for sailors filling in for the army positions, they wouldn't necessarily be "good in a boat." Unfortunately, the president knows that sailors made of clay would dissolve if water ever got on them.
This action comes on the heels of the president buying the 2,000 year-old terracotta army from China to help with US operations in Iraq.
Congress is currently investigating the possibility of soldiers being made of plastic explosives with detonating devices attached to them.
No word yet on progress in this area.