U.S. President Barack Obama asserted that the Chinese should pull back from military activity in some of the disputed regions of the Pacific on Wednesday. But Jim Cramer wants to know — how the heck can the president back that statement up?
Right now, it appears to Cramer that the Middle East is an all-hands-on-deck situation. Supplies may be limited, considering that the U.S. is still hanging around Afghanistan and continues to remain vigilant against Russia after its incursion into Ukraine.
"I'm not trying to be a warmonger or a fear-monger or a profiteer, but I have to wonder, do we even have enough aircraft carriers to do all of those things? Do we have enough planes? Do we have enough missiles? Do we have enough soldiers in the right places?" the "Mad Money" host asked.
At the end of the day, Cramer is a stock guy. So when he heard about the president's message to China, he immediately thought about defense stocks. After all, China will not listen to the president unless it is clear that they cannot get away with doing whatever they want.