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Somali Pirates Seize United States Ship, Where is Obama?

April 8, 2009

   The world is testing our president, and he is failing. 

 On the very day that the president claimed he could see a world without nuclear weapons, North Korea tested him, they launched a missile that someday may be able to carry a nuclear warhead to Hawaii or even Alaska. Make no mistake, Kim Jong il  challenging the president, he was feeling him out. The president said if the missile was fired he would call Kim Jong il a bad, bad boy. He has failed to even do that yet. There has been no response by the administration to this provocative move by North Korea.

  This weak reaction, or non-reaction, has emboldened other who are not so friendly to the United States.

  Today Somali pirates hijacked a ship that was sailing under the American flag and had an American crew. As I write this the crew was able to regain control of the vessel but the captain has been taken hostage.

  In response to this attack the president has said…..NOTHING. He hasn’t even released a statement condemning the attack. NOTHING.

  President Bush has been criticizedforwaiting so long to react after the second plane hit the World Trade Center and he was told we were under attack. How long was his inaction? Wasn’t it a minute or two until he had the chance to excuse himself from the classroom he was in?

  This attack happened several hours ago, we are being told that the president is monitoring the situation closely, but he still hasn’t said a damned thing.

  The word now is that a Navy destroyer is en route, this should have happened right away. But at least it is finally happening even at this late period in the crisis.

  Let us all hope that this ends well and that all of the ship’s crew come home safely. Let us also hope that this president will learn a lesson soon, before something bigger happens. His inaction and confusion over what to do about North Korea has shown the world that he is weak and today Somali pirates are looking to exploit that weakness.

  The world is watching Mr. President.

  Joe Biden warned us that the president would be tested early and he was right. The president has now been tested twice. Joe Biden also said that it would look like the president would make the wrong response.

  Well, he was right on two counts.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Deb permalink
    April 8, 2009 5:58 pm

    First Europe, Turkey, then (surprise) Baghdad. Next week he’s going to some other crazy place to apologize for America, it’s a new kids show: Where in the world is President Obama? THis is unbelievable. Why the hell doesn’t someone, anyone just shoot the Somali pirates right off their motorized rubber raft before they even board? Good Lord! Give me an AK-47, I’ll do it. I’ll even take the heat, and the hit.


  2. April 9, 2009 3:26 am

    If that Navy ship has to sit there and let those pirates escape, especially with the American captain on board because of NObama, then I and hopefully millions of Americans will start shouting for his impeachment! If a small gang of thugs beats him, he should just resign–period! WE all knew he was worthless as CIC, to bad we weren’t the majority.


    • April 9, 2009 5:43 am

      What an embarrassment that would be. He should have sent that ship down right away, why did he wait so long?


      • Mountain Republic permalink
        April 9, 2009 11:59 am

        He’s just as spineless as we expected he would be. He will be tested repeatedly.


      • April 9, 2009 8:31 pm

        As bad as he has failed this test there are sure to be more, and worse attempts in the future.


  3. John permalink
    April 9, 2009 10:21 pm

    4 or 5 Somalis board a huge vessel using rickety ladders. They were stopped on one ship that simply had strung some barbed wire. Why would this present a problem for anybody with an M16? There can’t be many laws out on the high seas. Besides isn’t piracy bad behavior? Who is going to complain if a bunch of pirates provide lunch for the sharks?


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