Skip to comments.Cautious response is quintessential Obama (Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha)
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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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.
What about the UN? Wasn’t this a UN Mission...we are such wusses.
Obama: “I won!” (gee, that was quintessential Obama) or how about “Don’t listen to Rush”.
AP. Official fellatio news organization for Dear Leader.
Failure is being redefined before our eyes.
Just imagine where we would be if we had the media/Hollywood war room Hussein has.
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.
When the phone call comes at 3AM, Obama will have it on Mute.
Yeah..he hasn’t shown up to vote. We will be lucky if he votes “present”.
The Disengaged President
“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.”
Oh, so you're going to be our first mute President, then?
Ha, two seconds apart!!
“Can I just eat my waffle?”
Translation: He is hiding under the desk and begging for money to buy off the 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.
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?
A coward cannot recognize cowardice.
“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.
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.
“Hmmmm, see you at the Easter Egg Roll”
“Rahm said you’d want to hear me say something off the cuff”
That’s good news—then he will never speak again....
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.
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.
Sooner or later, yes.
“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.
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.
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.
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!
It should be spun as an educational reform.
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.
The damn Obamaprompter must be on the fritz again.
He doesn't mess with stuff like that. He's too busy shooting hoops.
We now see what happens when the 3AM calls come,
Obama just DOESN’T answer it!!!
Quintessential deer in the headlights.
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...
Having assets is not the same as bringing them to bear. Duh!!
Cowards usually do this.
Translated: The polling hasn't come back yet to tell him how to react.
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
Obama: “Can I just eat my waffles?”
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...
...I’m suprised that this incident didn’t coincide with Obama making a public apology to Blackbeard.
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.
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