The only thing slower than the United States Postal Service is Capital Hill letting the US NAVY know when they can rescue CPT Phillips.
Why did it take 5-6 days for our Administration to deem CPT Phillips in enough danger to finally take the "offensive?"
They reported it yesterday as if all the Navy was waiting for was some sign that CPT Phillip's life was in danger, like an AK-47 pointed directly at him??
When I was in Iraq, we had some pretty unreasonable Rules of Engagement. They really tied our hands at times when we needed to be able to use our training, combat experience and instincts, and instead at times, we waited for a radio or BFT message.
But this!? This take it to a whole new level!! Why did it take 5 days? Why did we need a Negotiator from the FBI there? The only Negotiator there should have been was a team of 7.62mm rounds.
When CPT Phillips tried swimming away, why wasn't there a team of SEALs there waiting to pick him up, or drag him underwater and stick a regulator in his mouth? ANYTHING!? He did his part, and we sat there in a big ship and sat on our hands...