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White House spin, being headlined in the press, is that President Barack Obama "twice approved force" to rescue Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates.
What isn't making the headlines is that Obama flailed and dithered for nearly three days before first approving force.
A White House chronology shows that Obama did not authorize the use of force to save the freighter captain until 3:00 AM Mogadishu time on Saturday, a full 48 hours after the Bainbridge reached the ship.
Originally posted by jdub297
reply to post by Common Good
It seems people are either adamant loyalists to BHO or diametrically opposed. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground. He is polarizing, to say the least.
He's already giving in to Iran on nuclear enrichment before they sit down face-to-face. Holder and Pelosi are working hard to eliminate gun ownership. Now, Gates' budget proposal minimizes our readiness. We are asking for someone else to kick sand in our faces. We were lucky this time it was only a bunch of kids. It won't be next time.
I don't mind Cuba, though. We should've been trading with them years ago.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by jdub297
can be squarely blamed on the west and their insatiable desire to pilfer the natural resources (i.e the wealth) of 3rd world nations.
I see "pirates" on land starting to organize right here.