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Cautious response is quintessential Obama (Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha)
Google News ^ | 4/10/09 | LIZ SIDOTI (AP)

Posted on 04/10/2009 8:46:29 PM PDT by jdfromny

WASHINGTON (AP) — True to form, President Barack Obama is striking a cautious, low-profile public stance as the piracy crisis plays out. As the situation changes by the hour, Obama advisers say the new commander in chief is being kept abreast of the developments, including Capt. Richard Phillips' foiled escape attempt Friday. But the president has yet to say a word in public about the standoff, now three days old. The approach is quintessential Obama, who as a candidate and now as president has tended to let tenuous dramas unfold without remark unless he absolutely must, lest his words or actions adversely influence a precarious situation. "I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak," Obama said pointedly last month when a reporter questioned why it took him several days to express outrage over the big bonuses American International Group doled out while receiving federal bailout money.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "We are bringing to bear a number of our assets, including naval and FBI, in order to resolve the hostage situation and bring the pirates to justice.""

How about making these douchbags into shark bait? That's the only way this will stop.

This situation must be dealt with before any of the other ships held by the "pirates" show up. If they are able to get to the scene and this is still playing out you idiots will really have your s**t soup.

1 posted on 04/10/2009 8:46:29 PM PDT by jdfromny
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To: jdfromny

What about the UN? Wasn’t this a UN Mission...we are such wusses.


2 posted on 04/10/2009 8:48:13 PM PDT by Hildy (Dr. King had a dream. Obama has an ELF who has a “plan”.)
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To: jdfromny
Obama: "Can I just vote 'present'?"
3 posted on 04/10/2009 8:48:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" has gone to the printer.)
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To: jdfromny

Obama: “I won!” (gee, that was quintessential Obama) or how about “Don’t listen to Rush”.

AP. Official fellatio news organization for Dear Leader.


4 posted on 04/10/2009 8:50:29 PM PDT by max americana
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To: jdfromny
Obama is a wimp.
The idiots in the MSM do not notice cowardice, even when it is right in front of them.
5 posted on 04/10/2009 8:50:33 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: jdfromny

Failure is being redefined before our eyes.


6 posted on 04/10/2009 8:50:50 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: jdfromny
Sigh.

Just imagine where we would be if we had the media/Hollywood war room Hussein has.

7 posted on 04/10/2009 8:51:12 PM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: jdfromny

Piracy is not a new phenomenon. (DUH!)

We learned how to eradicate piracy centuries ago. YOU WIPE OUT THE PIRATE PORTS.

From Madagascar to Port Royal, pirates cannot exist unless they have sanctuaries where they are tolerated, where they can buy and sell their cargos, and refit ships for pirate mission.

Wipe out the pirate ports, you wipe out the pirates.

Chasing pirates on the high seas (while permitting their safe havens to exist) is a fool’s errand.

Reagan would have craterized their ports last week. Libya comes to mind.


8 posted on 04/10/2009 8:51:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" has gone to the printer.)
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To: jdfromny

When the phone call comes at 3AM, Obama will have it on Mute.


9 posted on 04/10/2009 8:52:03 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Travis McGee

Yeah..he hasn’t shown up to vote. We will be lucky if he votes “present”.


10 posted on 04/10/2009 8:52:11 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: jdfromny

The Disengaged President


11 posted on 04/10/2009 8:52:46 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: jdfromny

“I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak”

Translation from Obamese: “I like to see what is on the Teleprompter (written by Rahm) before I speak.”


12 posted on 04/10/2009 8:54:26 PM PDT by Palladin ("Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.")
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To: jdfromny
"I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak"

Oh, so you're going to be our first mute President, then?

13 posted on 04/10/2009 8:54:28 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: jdfromny
... the White House portrayed Obama's role as an attentive listener....

Good grief.

14 posted on 04/10/2009 8:54:57 PM PDT by catpuppy
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To: Palladin

Ha, two seconds apart!!


15 posted on 04/10/2009 8:55:07 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Travis McGee

LOL!

“Can I just eat my waffle?”


16 posted on 04/10/2009 8:55:13 PM PDT by Balata
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To: jdfromny
True to form, President Barack Obama is striking a cautious, low-profile public stance as the piracy crisis plays out.

Translation: He is hiding under the desk and begging for money to buy off the pirates.

17 posted on 04/10/2009 8:55:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Failure is being redefined before our eyes.

Agreed, but somehow Zero and his propaganda machine (DNC Media) will turn this into a victory for him. No matter the outcome, it will be a victory for Zero. I mean come on, I saw the bow to the King, and the Zero tells me he didn't do it!!!! Just reaching out to shake hands of a man that has arms coming out of his knee caps.
18 posted on 04/10/2009 8:55:55 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: jdfromny
I hope the Navy's orders are to wait until all the other ships with hostages on them get to that area and then take action with extreme prejudice to free all the hostages and take captive or kill all the islamic muslim terrorist pirates.

The only problem is that the hostages are white and the terrorists are black. It will be hard for Obama to met out justice because of that.

I am sure the white hating racist Congressional Black Caucus has weighed in to protect the terrorists because they are black, just as they caused Clinton to sacrifice American Soldiers to that same political correctness in the Blackhawk Down situation.

19 posted on 04/10/2009 8:56:06 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Travis McGee
"Piracy is not a new phenomenon. (DUH!)

We learned how to eradicate piracy centuries ago. YOU WIPE OUT THE PIRATE PORTS."

Could this be extended to apply to the elimination of Jihad also?

20 posted on 04/10/2009 8:56:28 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Kansas58

A coward cannot recognize cowardice.


21 posted on 04/10/2009 8:56:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Travis McGee

“Obama: “Can I just vote ‘present’?”

If Ears could find the ‘Chicken Button’ in the Oval Office, he would, just as he did in the Senate.


22 posted on 04/10/2009 8:56:37 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: jdfromny

Someone please tell me Obama has made an official statement, like out of his own mouth/teleprompter, promising that the pirates’ endeavour will not be successful or rewarded. I won’t hold my breath. This has turned into a cluster of literally global proportions, and our “president” is being “apprised” as he figures out who to invite to cocktail parties.


23 posted on 04/10/2009 8:57:10 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Balata

“Hmmmm, see you at the Easter Egg Roll”

“Rahm said you’d want to hear me say something off the cuff”


24 posted on 04/10/2009 8:57:26 PM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: Palladin

That’s good news—then he will never speak again....


25 posted on 04/10/2009 8:57:29 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: jdfromny
"The approach is quintessential Obama, who as a candidate and now as president has tended to let tenuous dramas unfold without remark unless he absolutely must, lest his words or actions adversely influence a precarious situation".

Yeah, well, he's the P R E S I D E N T of the United States now and it's high damn time he has something to say to the pirates...and Islamist state sponsors...about the fact they boarded a US flagged ship in international waters.

If he doesn't kill AT LEAST 1000 of them, terror and chaos will erupt in the world.

26 posted on 04/10/2009 8:57:47 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: jdfromny

I understand that the Navy destroyer was as much as a mile away from the lifeboat containing the pirates and hostage. If true it should have been closer and could have/should have blown the pirates to bits the moment the brave and resourceful captain distanced himself from it. The likely conclusion is that it was under orders (from guess who) not to fire under any circumstances. As is usually the case, inaction leads to a much more costly and complicated situation.


27 posted on 04/10/2009 8:57:53 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Paladin2

Sooner or later, yes.

As in,

“We’re going to find out, sooner or later,

If Abdul will pray, to a smoking crater.”

But not until we have lost entire cities.


28 posted on 04/10/2009 8:58:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" has gone to the printer.)
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To: jdfromny
What a load of poop.

Although this wasn't an attack on our sovereignty, the pirates did take U.S citizens hostages in international waters. This is a serious international incident and should be dealt with by the Commander in Chief, not his minions.

Travis McGee is right - he's once again, voting present.

29 posted on 04/10/2009 8:58:53 PM PDT by Francis McClobber
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I feel really sorry for the family of this kidnapped captain. I can’t imagine the pain of knowing that the life of your loved one is dependent upon this clueless d-bag who is faking his way through the most important job in the world. As that colonel said on O’Reilly tonight, Obama is the dog who caught the car and has no f*ing clue what to do next.


30 posted on 04/10/2009 8:59:00 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: Travis McGee

Wipe out the pirate ports, you wipe out the pirates.

I can just hear the wails from the Leftist press: But oh the loss of "innocent" life!

31 posted on 04/10/2009 9:01:07 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: luvbach1
"But oh the loss of "innocent" life! "

It should be spun as an educational reform.

32 posted on 04/10/2009 9:03:12 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: jdfromny
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "We are bringing to bear a number of our assets, including naval and FBI, in order to resolve the hostage situation and bring the pirates to justice.""

The greatness of a nation is judged by the virtue of its freedom and the integrity of its authority. There was a time when our government recognized law enforcement was to implement force to bring criminality within the nation to justice, while the military was to bring foreign criminality of international law to justice.

The FBI has no jurisdiction outside our sovereign nation, but the Navy under the DoD does have authority to defend the sealanes of communication from foreign enemies of the Constitution.

When the Secretary of State fails to separate those authorities, she dishonors the virtue of American freedom from foreign power and manifests a lack of integrity in promoting her authority.

33 posted on 04/10/2009 9:03:25 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: jdfromny

The damn Obamaprompter must be on the fritz again.


34 posted on 04/10/2009 9:03:41 PM PDT by open mind-closed fist
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...our “president” is being “apprised” as he figures out who to invite to cocktail parties.

He doesn't mess with stuff like that. He's too busy shooting hoops.

35 posted on 04/10/2009 9:05:08 PM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: bigbob

We now see what happens when the 3AM calls come,

Obama just DOESN’T answer it!!!


36 posted on 04/10/2009 9:06:03 PM PDT by GivemeaBREAK!
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To: jdfromny

Quintessential deer in the headlights.


37 posted on 04/10/2009 9:06:43 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (I don't trust Obama with my country. Do you?)
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To: Cvengr

Isn’t this the same crap the Clinton’s pulled in Yemen with the USS Cole “investigation”? Bring in the FBI who have no jurisdiction there.

That’s what the CIA is for...


38 posted on 04/10/2009 9:06:43 PM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: Wissa

ghetto hoops
39 posted on 04/10/2009 9:06:48 PM PDT by Gone_Postal ("Men who say it cannot be done, should not interupt those doing it.")
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To: Cvengr

Having assets is not the same as bringing them to bear. Duh!!


40 posted on 04/10/2009 9:06:48 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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True to form, President Barack Obama is striking a cautious, low-profile public stance as the piracy crisis plays out

Cowards usually do this.

41 posted on 04/10/2009 9:07:13 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: jdfromny
The approach is quintessential Obama, who as a candidate and now as president has tended to let tenuous dramas unfold without remark unless he absolutely must, lest his words or actions adversely influence a precarious situation.

Translated: The polling hasn't come back yet to tell him how to react.

42 posted on 04/10/2009 9:08:38 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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Critics say US should attack Somali pirates’ land bases

Is it time to replace bluewater policing with tactics of Jefferson, who defeated the Barbary pirates on land?

By Arthur Bright
from the April 10, 2009 edition

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0410/p99s01-cole.html


43 posted on 04/10/2009 9:10:05 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: Travis McGee

Obama: “Can I just eat my waffles?”


44 posted on 04/10/2009 9:10:33 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: jdfromny

Maybe he should just go over there, get on TV for all the world to see and apologize for our arrogance That will put an end to it. Oh wait...


45 posted on 04/10/2009 9:10:50 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: jdfromny

...I’m suprised that this incident didn’t coincide with Obama making a public apology to Blackbeard.


46 posted on 04/10/2009 9:11:32 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: DouglasKC

Exactly!


47 posted on 04/10/2009 9:12:23 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: DouglasKC

Barry could leave resolution to the discretion of the commander(s) on the scene who might have the courage to act that he lacks. He could then take the credit if events played out well. But alas, he would also have to take responsibility if they went awry. Thus he is frozen in his tracks.


48 posted on 04/10/2009 9:12:24 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: jennyjenny

“Hello my Nubian brothers, I come in peace...”


49 posted on 04/10/2009 9:12:24 PM PDT by jdfromny (At what point are we officially "North Americans"?)
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To: jdfromny
Think of it, he couldn't even just make a simple and appropriate denunciation of the Aqua-terrorists! Would that have been so GD hard? So in other words he is giving the Aqua-terrorists the impression that what they are doing is ok.
50 posted on 04/10/2009 9:13:30 PM PDT by toddausauras
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