I’m glad Obama did the right thing and dealt with the pirates militarily. However, the way he hemmed and hawed in the beginning and acted like we might not have the authority was lame. As soon as the pirates were dealt with he took all the credit for it which was ridiculous. The US Navy dealt with them. They deserve all the credit. There was no need for a presidential order. It’s absurd the administration made it seem like that. There are maritime laws covering piracy and they gave the navy all the authority they needed.
Once again the Dems like to take credit for things they really had little to do with. This was a matter for the American Military. Not politicians. It wasn’t even an international incident since the pirates are from a country that is essentially lawless. A failed state.
We’ll see if Obama takes things to shorts of Somalia and blows up some McMansions, as a message to stop the piracy. As long as they think it’s profitable, they will keep doing it until someone makes it a nightmare for them. I have a feeling he won’t. He’s already wimping out on Iran.