Monday, April 13, 2009
Seal on CNN forced Obama to act
[Navy] has been ready, willing and able to execute this rescue for three days but for one crucial thing: this is not a military decision but a political one. Translation: the White House has not had the political will to act.
The pirate boat has been out of gas and drifting with the current for several days. The first Navy ship arrived on station on Thursday and the second Navy ship arrived on Friday. Hostage negotiations were convened and failed. No rescue attempt was made at either time, or by Sunday morning. The White House maintained its position that Obama would not get involved. The problem was that by then the pirate boat was drifting toward shore, and if it moved in closer the Navy ships would be unable to follow because of their deep draft. If the pirate boat reached shore then the pirates and their hostage would disappear into the hinterlands. And the Navy would be blamed for losing them.
Consequently, the Navy had to find a politically acceptable way to force Obama to make a decision. Therefore, a Navy Seal appeared on CNN on Sunday morning at approximately 11:20 a.m. However the Navy wanted CNN to hide his identity so the Obama Administration could not retaliate against him through its newly appointed Secretary of the Navy for speaking out. So they projected a silhouette only and disguised his voice. After establishing the fact that the pirate boat had been drifting for several days and was now moving toward shore where escape would be possible the moderator asked the Seal why we had not attacked the pirate boat?
Whereupon the Seal told the moderator that the Navy practices such rescues on a routine basis and has been ready, willing and able to execute this rescue for three days but for one crucial thing: this is not a military decision but a political one. Translation: the White House has not had the political will to act. Mr. Obama was unable to make a command decision. Suddenly, the captives problem, the company’s problem, and the country’s problem while Obama was too busy shooting hoops was ultimately Barack’s problem. Worse, if the pirates got away everyone would know is was his fault.
Within one (1) hour Navy seals attacked the boat, killed two pirates, apprehended the others and rescued the captain. Thereafter, Obama claimed that he had given an order on Thursday when the first Navy ship arrived to attack the pirate boat if it appeared that the Captains life was in imminent danger. He further claimed that he reissued the same order on Friday when the second ship arrived. Thereafter, he called the family of the captain which he had not done before, promised to rid the area of pirates and basked in the glory of it all.
Posted by 1950 Democrat at 9:30 AM