Sunday, April 12, 2009

"Obama has passed his first test!"

The Daily Kos clowns are ejaculating, "Obama Approved Special Forces mission to save Captain!"

Well this will make the wingnuts' heads explode!

Apparently Obama approved the Special Forces mission to save the Captain! ....

As I have said in many diaries, Obama has to give the final approval for use of Special Forces. If this mission resulted in the Captain being killed he would have been blamed by the media as well as the wingnuts. Since this mission was successful, Obama is responsible for the success as well ....

I don't care what anybody says, Obama has passed his first test!

Actually, my head's not "exploding," and it seems the lefties can't make up their minds. Either this is a good thing, or the pirates were just acting in self-defense, considering the kind of neo-imperial aggression seeking to "stop any progressive movement or any form of good self-government." Yeah. Right. In Somalia, har, har...

In any case, check out
Uncle Jimbo at Black Five, "How the Rescue Happened":
The lifeboat was approx. 25 m behind the Bainbridge when snipers on the fantail observed one of the pirates in the pilot house of the lifeboat pointing an AK-47 at the back of a tied up Phillips and the other two pirates on board were visible (at least shoulders and heads). The standing authority gave them clearance to engage the pirates if the life of the captain was in imminent danger. The on scene commander deemed this to be true and gave the order to fire. All three bad guys were taken out and then a rigid inflatable boat went to the lifeboat to retrieve Phillips. Iti [sic] is unknown at this point whether the shooters were SEALs or Marine Scout Snipers as both would have been available. This was not a rescue attempt ordered by National Command Authority i.e. the President. It was a reaction by the on scene commander under standard authority to safeguard the life of a hostage.
I'll update when we get more information, but I was just e-mailing Rusty Walker about exactly this issue.

Related: Flopping Aces, "Somali pirates seek revenge on French and Americans."


rbosque said...

Those Kos morons are wrong;if the rescue attempt failed, Obama would not have been blamed for it. The media has and continues to support him.

AmPowerBlog said...

No doubt, Raul!

Thanks for commenting!

Average American said...

It sure was a GREAT day to be an American! I am willing to call this one time NObama did the right thing. I have said repeatedly that he should keep his piehole shut and let the Military and the FBI do it's job, and he did just that. Credit where credit is due.

Billiam said...

Have to agree with AA on this one. Credit where it's due. It's a small step, but Obama did the right thing in giving the go ahead.

Dennis said...

Obama actually did something right. Kudos for an action worthy of the President of the United States of America.
Now if only he will stop encouraging these types of people by his anti American speech in other countries we might just be getting somewhere.

Dave said...

Now, will Obama do what needs to be done and send the Navy in to turn the pirate's assets into floating toothpicks?

We'll see.


Matthew Mulligan said...

Obama doesn't deserve much credit for approving action in which he had no real choice.

The interesting part will come when the pirate community decides to target US vessels in retaliation. He will surely refer the matter to the UN where He has achieved such great results with North Korea.

science fiction writer said...

Failure is this operation would have been catastrophic for American and the Obama administration.

JSF said...


What was it the left was saying the past few years?

I support the navy but not their Commander.

Shoe and other foot. Let them stew.