Skip to comments.Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia
Posted on 04/09/2009 8:26:14 AM PDT by MaestroLC
WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - [snip]
Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing.
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What a moron. At least say your heart goes out to the sailors and their families. No one's gonna ding you for that.
He can’t decide whose side he’s on.
It’s simple. He doesn’t know what to do about it. If his advisers just sat there and said nothing, no advice, he wouldn’t know what to do. What military experience does he have? Nada.
It becomes more evident every day that “our” president is a useless piece of crap.
"The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat frontrunner fitted as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya."
As per http://suzieqq.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/drudge-and-obama%E2%80%99s-samali-garb/
Welcome to New Kenya (Africa U.S.A.)
Where the law of the jungle has replaced the Law of the Land
To Obama keeping focused on housing is more important than the life of an American.
Obama does not deserve to be president whether qualified or not.
Smartest thing he’s done in a month. Keep your mouth shut Bambi, let the adults handle it.
Just think if we have another big terrorist attack - he’ll have to decide which side to root for.
As each day passes, more and more is Obama morphing into Jimmy Carter...
“I believe that welcome to the teleprompt 2000, lamp warming”
We are sooooo screwed.......
Translation: “Feets don’t fail me now.”
No comment = a vote for present, right?
We should be taking out ports.
The actions of this president are beyond disgusting.
Obama is incompetent, inexperienced, naive, indifferent and undeserving of being in charge of our nation.
I might also add that I consider him to be a coward without integrity or honor of any kind.
He’s a big freakin’ coward!
His heart (that as a Muslim) and his head (a politician) are at war right now.
It’s kind of like when the MSM catches the Democrats in something dirty. “No comment.” Here, his allies got caught doing something dirty. “No comment.”
and those are his lesser flaws
Could it be “above his paygrade”?
Voting “present” is exactly what he did. He hates making any decision where the easy populist choice is unclear—even though the popular choice here would be “pirates are scum and will be dealt with.” And don’t let the libs bring up opposing the Iraq invasion. How hard was it to vote “no” on that when you represent a leftist district in Chicago.
it might be somewhat more understandable if americans weren’t involved or if it were a more nuanced issue, but this reaction is pretty sad.
thank you for a much-needed chuckle!
yea he seems to be quiet in this country when overseas questions come up does’;t he
clueless doesn’t even describe this white house
Did anyone hear the dumb idiot yet again make another gaff AGAIN
He thought Austrian was a language
course in Austria they do not speak Austrian
“Some presidents do this sort of thing well, while others (roll eyes) do not.” (Peter Jennings on 9-11-2001)
Today I dance metaphorically on Peter Jennings’ grave. AntiAmerican agitprop minister.
Waiting for a return call from King Abdullah?
He only cares that the shipment arrive in Kenya. He doesn't care one bit about the Captain or crew. Wrong color and religion.
He likes to travel a lot, if anything like this ever happened to him, I pray he receives the same attitude he is exhibiting now. He's a worthless piece of protoplasm. The useless pres_ent.
Saw a comment on Fox News this morning about how the US Navy got there, surrounded the ship, and were suprised to learn that their sheer overwhelming presence wasn’t enough to make the pirates cower in fear and surrender immediately. My reaction: “well duh, they know nothing is going to happen, so why be concerned? Wielding firepower means nothing if you’re not going to use it.”
I was wondering if he would have a statement. The White House released something yesterday but the president has yet to publicly utter a word.
The mind boggles.
What is wrong with him/his advisors?
It’s a profound insult to these American sailors not to offer his support to them, publicly.
And then we had the video of Hillary LAUGHING in the middle of discussing pirates...
I could say worse but I will not
this has been proved though
obama is one complete dumb arse.
his gaff of thinking Austrian is a language to 57 states, to us inventing the car, to him bowing to the Saudi king
There is a whole host of things this idiot and his wife have done and where is the media, yes the media which is not biased, the media who tell it how it is
what we do not have that media, but they said they are fair.
Even a blind man can see that obama is not the brightest bulb nor has he got a clue on foreign policy.
You can see that he has been brainwashed all of his life by radicals on the left as he just repeats the same mantra every day
green house gasses
we must come together
no more nuclear
bla bla friggin bla
and to think it has been only 3 months
Actually, we already know which side he will root for.
He wrote in one of his books that when things get really ugly, he will be siding with the muslims.
So much for “I can multitask”.
If only it was only Jimmy Carter he is morphing into...
What a awful mistake the voters made.
they have been said before the N Korean missile was fired that they thought there was nothing they could do where as Rice would have said that we leave all options on the table
Now it has been fired they say we will not do anything militariliy
hey nothing like telling the enemy that we will never do anything
I’d love to play this idiot in poker
the teleprompter president who got found through affirmative action and has no clue what he is doing
"Guys, we're talking about housing right now."
And then he had the reporters hustled out of the room.
So much for the bare minimum of vague words of support for the hostage's family.
Instead, it's pretty much "Shut-up and go away."
What does the teleprompter say?
Obama is a good Muslim.
0bama will make us yearn for Carter.
In the warped leftist view of the world, the Somali ‘pirates’ are the victims of capitalism along with Christianity.
Therefore, their actions are a response to ‘disenfranchisement’ and should not be punished.
“What does the teleprompter say?”
It hasn’t been programmed for this issue, hence, no comment.
He just didn’t want to say the first thing that popped into his head: His concern for the welfare of the Somalis, and his hope that they arrive safely to port.
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