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Your charge is that Obama did not respond to the situation promptly by waiting on authorizing kill orders for 48 hours... However, you DO NOT have any inkling to the ACTUAL behavior, communication, CONTINGENCIES and motives in the matter.
There are known, unknowns
Anyhow I think your are filling in many gaps and making your own conclusion based upon your dislike for Obama, his policies and his supporters.
Probably had to take a poll, initiate an impact statement, consult with Pirates Are Us to affirm their strong position, break out and see if the Qur'an addressed the matter, and finally, consulted with Nancy Pelosi, who has bigger balls than he does.
"U.S. Captain Gave Up Hope of Escaping Pirates Alive"
The U.S. ship captain who was taken hostage by gun-toting Somali pirates said ... he did not think he would live through his captivity on a lifeboat set adrift.
Richard Phillips, captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, ... credited the U.S. Navy, which shot dead three of the pirates, for saving him.
"I didn't think I'd ever get out of that boat," Phillips said. "These SEALs and the Navy did an impossible job. They're unbelievable people. We really owe it to the military for what they do day-in and day-out that we never even hear about."
"I was in deep trouble from day one, so it didn't change for me," he said regarding his position after a failed escape attempt.