Remember when the pirates captured the Captain of the Maersk freighter and the Navy sharpshooters blew the heads of the pirates to rescue the Captain? This didn't happen until Obongolo gave the order to shoot. They had to wait for his OK. What's with that? I hope the U.S. Navy is still not under those rules of engagement. I guess Obongolo could always apologize to the pirates as he's done to the rest of the world.
Not exactly correct, but they were instructed not to act until the POTUS got "his" team in place over there. The SEALs were deployed in minutes and arrived within the day; the POTUS hand-picked "team" was still packing, dithering and hand-wringing while the Navy snipers were glassing the pirates. Fortunately they didn't "wait" for the official order because there's that pesky little imminent danger provision. They shot when it appeared the Maersk Captain's life was in danger. BAM BAM BAM! Then the POTUS claimed credit.
Wonder how the 4th pirate is doing on his U.S.-supplied 3 hots & a cot? Obama will probably pardon him....
Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 1981
God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!
"All those things bother me: The populism, the lying and the scapegoating and the xenophobia bother me, but then there’s a layer of incompetence here. I suppose, in a way, we should be thankful: If he had a coherent ideology, he’d probably be more dangerous." P J O'Rourke