General Joseph Dunford has been nominated to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

While testifying before congress yesterday, he made one claim that might come as news to President Obama. Phil Stewart and David Alexander of Reuters reported:

Russia is top U.S. national security threat: Gen. Dunford

Russia presents the greatest threat to U.S. national security and its behavior is “nothing short of alarming,” Marine General Joseph Dunford told lawmakers on Thursday as they weighed his nomination to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dunford also added his voice to those Pentagon officials who have supported providing lethal arms to Ukraine to help it defend itself from Russia-backed separatists, a step that President Barack Obama has so far resisted.

“My assessment today, Senator, is that Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security,” said Dunford, the Marine Corps commandant, who is expected to swiftly win Senate confirmation to become the top U.S. military officer.

Here’s the video of Dunford’s testimony:

You may remember a moment from one of the 2012 presidential debates in which Romney suggested that Russia is one of America’s top geopolitical foes. Obama mocked him for the comments and was praised by his fans for doing so.

Who looks like the smarter man now?