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    Thumbs up Credit where credit is due

    While I do not particularly care for the direction that our president is taking the country, I feel it is necessary to give him credit when he finally does something right (even if it does take him close to 100 days). So, to that end:

    Mr. President,

    Excellent job on the hostage issue with Captain Phillips and the pirates in the Indian Ocean. You showed leadership and good judgement in telling the Navy to take care of the problem and then getting out of the way and letting them handle what they do best. Kudos.

    Navy Seals,

    Job well done, keep up the good work!
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    Just what did the President do?

    He didn't train them. He didn't arm them. He's cutting the Defense Budget. He claimed they were terrorizing civilians in the dark of night only a year ago.

    He never served himself, and only uses Marines and Soldiers as silent props behind him for speeches where he won't even say "War on Terror".
    Oh, he uses them to fly his Helicopters and Planes, and maintain them at taxpayer expense. Glorified and well dressed cab Drivers for him.

    Good job allowing the SEALs to shoot 3 seasick teenage Somali Pirates 100 feet away when they had the opportunity.

    Did it take this long to confirm the Pirates weren't his Brothers, Cousins, or Nephews?

    Let's see if BLT 1/1 aboard the USS Boxer, and the other Amphibs there, go ashore. That would actually be a decision worthy of a Commander in Chief. Al Qaeda is running this show, and making millions off it. But the Marines better kill them all, because our President decided that we have to close Gitmo.
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    Thumbs up Think positive !

    Under him ,we did the right thing with those Somali pirates (showed them the way to their maker )by doing what they need to know !

    If we train them (these Seals ),than use them the way they should be use,I see nothing wrong with that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpshooter View Post

    If we train them (these Seals ),than use them the way they should be use,I see nothing wrong with that !
    But Janette Neapolitano does. She'll have them on a Government Watchlist already, as possible Right Wing Terrorists.
    That's the only kind she recognizes.

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    Screw that idiot!!!

    He has done NOTHING & will contiue to keep messing things up until he leaves office.

    I would love to be proven wrong, but I don't think I will be.

    If we can all convince 1 democrat they are WRONG, we can get him out in 4.
    It is better to keep your mouth closed & be thought a fool, than to open it & remove all doubt!!

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    When is this playground mentality going to STOP ? The Republicans and Democrats best get their heads out of their backside and work together. If they continue to play this game - no one wins. Think about it people.

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    While I understand the spirit in which this "ata boy" was intended...

    SEALS, Rangers, DELTA, Soldiers, Marines and or cops operate under their own pre-established S.O.P.'s and in many cases, "Situation Dictates" . And it is only under those guidelines, training and situational response, these things come to and end the way this "pirate/hostage" situation ended.

    This situation was not "handled" by Obama, nor should it have been.

    We can only hope the leadership will continue to support the "boots on the ground", on scene... instead of trying to run the show from halfway around the world like the last time we had brothers in harms way in Somalia.

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    Recent chatter indicate that Obama and the White House micromanaged every aspect of the situation for the whole 5 days, and repeatedly denied the "Boots on the Ground" to implement actions. Apparetnly, Obama absolutely wanted the situation ended (eventuallt) without any bloodshed, so he allowed a handful of illiterate teenagers to hold the Navy and SpecOps at bay for the better part of a week.
    The decision to shoot was made onscene by the Bainbridge Captain and the SpecOp Commander, who had finally decided to do what needed to be done, and interpreted the final situation as a "Threat" to the hostage, as well as a opportunity to end the absurd standoff.

    Micromanagement from around the World, by Candyass Politicians who have no personal experience with these things themselves. Just like Jimmy Carter.

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    Good job to the navy seals, but you missed one. Now our tax dollars will go to defending, housing, and 3 squares a day for the rest of his life. Shoulda spent the bullet while we had the chance. If Obama had his way we would have had 4 pirates to take care of. If they don't play nice we should kill em all! What ever happened to the day when no one would dare mess with us, because they knew we would wipe the from the face of the earth. Now the terrorists and such see us as a bunch of namby pamby yocals. The US policy on terrorists is that we don't make deals with them.
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    Of course Obama didn't want them hurt. He was even willing to allow Ransom to be paid.

    They are his cousins, after all.

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    I just wonder if Obama would of took the same credit for the operation for the removal of the pirates if the safety of the captain would of went the other way?

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