Skip to comments.The Pirates Challenge Obama's Pre-9/11 Mentality
Posted on 04/11/2009 4:41:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
When Somali pirates hijacked the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama this week and took 20 Americans hostage, President Barack Obama refused to comment. It seems that our new president is desperate to do everything he can to distance himself from his predecessor, which is why his team has launched a campaign to rebrand the War on Terror. The results are mystifying. "Overseas contingency operations" is the new name for the war, while "man-caused disasters" is a euphemism for terrorist attacks.
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They certainly "miss defying" our country's enemies, foreign and domestic.
Operation “Focus Group” isn’t going as well as Obama would like.
There is no shortage of teapots and rabbits in this administration and no shortage of fodder for psychiatrists and men with white coats.
No. When will people realise Hussein is most definitely in his Islamic post 9/11 mentality and is out to destroy America.
Someone should start a pool for when the butterfly net arrives.
CNN this morning was terribly frustrated that Obama has refused to make absolutely any public comment on the situation. They are in poor spirits I guess.
This is an important article that clearly explains the distinctions involved in this broad issue. Fascinating, IMO.
For those who haven’t clicked the link to read the entire article, you should click and read.
Peter Pan shows better sense dealing with pirates than Obama.
A racist phrase if I ever heard one.
When will people realise Hussein is most definitely in his Islamic post 9/11 mentality and is out to destroy America.
I was convinced before he was elected! It really is the only reasonable explanation, nobody with a brain can believe that what Obama, Pelosi, Frank and the rest are doing and saying is any kind of an effort to improve things, I refuse to believe they can be that stupid and still tie their own shoes. Therefore they must be INTENTIONALLY wrecking the country and stealing everything they can lay their hands on while they lie like crossties on a railroad and exhibit a complete indifference to the havoc they are creating.
I guess they are in need of hearing from The One. His words alone will replenish their spirit. (Of course that is all they will get, just words.)
What if a woman suicide bomber is involved?
This is shameful.
“Someone should start a pool for when the butterly net arrives.”
I won’t bet, but I’ll hope, that real soon, by way of an honest and un-acorned electoral process, they’ll be sent to the corner with all the other psychotics to brood about lost power.
(Thank you for the wonderful picture. Still ROTFLMAO.
printer whirring as we speak.)
He's certifiable, no doubt. Not in touch with reality.
Obama’s refusal to speak out about the pirates—in the hope of not having to take any sort of action about this—is certainly a far cry from President Truman’s statement that “the buck stops here.” Obama wants to be President without having to take responsibility for his Administration’s aimless foreign policy. It is certainly ironic that he has no qualms about interfering in the operations of private businesses, about telling executives and companies how to do their jobs, but he is not willing to carry out the most important responsibility of his job, which is national security, protecting the lives of Americans at home and abroad. He hasn’t even been office three months and he is already failing to live up to his oath of office. Every day I lose respect for this man. It is obvious that he is just a power-hungry demagogue who really doesn’t care about the welfare of the U.S.
A racist phrase if I ever heard one...
As President and Emperor-for-life of the world, can’t Obama get the feared Kenyan navy involved?
I thought it was being called Operation "Touchy-Feely"...
I stand corrected.
It's possible for someome to be so proud, arrogant, narcissistic, and pampered with a sense entitlement, that their ego is prevented from seeing reality. Hubris.
Operation Focus Group isnt going as well because obama’s magic eight ball is in the shop it was stuck on have no answer at this juncture.
How sexist of Obama.
He should know better than to use such a word. “Human-caused disasters” or “person-caused disasters” would not disrespect those loyal Muslim women who have blown themselves up for Allah.
After this single incident is resolved, I would suggest we place about four guided missile destroyers about 50 miles off the coast of Somalia, then spend a week informing the people living along the coast that they have two options, move 20 miles inland by day 8 or die. The four guided missile destroyers would then cruise in an orbit taking out the infrastructure that supports the pirates and not limiting the strikes to their camps but also including the port infrastructure rendering the ports unusable for anything bigger than a fishing boat.
Since the pirates are using fast boats to attack and to seize cargo and other vessels and their crews and passengers, we would also keep ships in the region. Any fast ship that refused to stop and be boarded should be sunk immediately.
Raw force is all that these Mohametans understand.
I would be a huge stretch to say that CNN has shifted slightly more conservative in their reporting, But it is pretty obvious they are not in Obama’s list of friends. I think it has more to do with their love affair with the Clintons than anything else.
[devious tactician who is underhandedly steering the country towards socialism, or just an overwhelmed community organizer who’s bat crazy.]
He is both. You have to be bat crazy to believe the bunkum he has been fed his whole life, detached from reality. But you have to be pretty “smart” to square the circle of the incongruencies that result. In other words, to prop up the illusions, you have to be as devious as hell. Then all the cards come tumbling down.
...It really is the only reasonable explanation, nobody with a brain can believe that what Obama, Pelosi, Frank and the rest are doing and saying is any kind of an effort to improve things, I refuse to believe they can be that stupid and still tie their own shoes. Therefore they must be INTENTIONALLY wrecking the country and stealing everything they can lay their hands on while they lie like crossties on a railroad and exhibit a complete indifference to the havoc they are creating.
Well said, and it bears repeating. Thanks.
Will we as a country continue to do nothing substantial about this whelming flood until the havoc is at high tide? Have we so little ability to persaude our fellow American regarding things that should be common sense?
This cowardly DemocRAT boy-man is without a doubt the weakest president the United States of America has ever had. I hope and pray the Republicans are taking note and preparing massive TV ads to run in 2010 and 2012.
Obamessiah is a disgrace and this whole mess is his "America Held Hostage" Iran/Carter 2 crisis:
Obama Held Hostage Day #3
Democrats in power = America and Americans in danger!
Huh? I've never had an ounce of respect for him so I have none to lose.
It is obvious that he is just a power-hungry demagogue who really doesnt care about the welfare of the U.S.
This has been obvious for a long time. Where have you been?
Given his past:
born and raised a muslim
tutored by known communist
friends of known unrepentant domestic terrorists
sitting in a racist/muslim/black liberation theology church for 20 years
the few votes we know about while a state and US sInator
nearly everything he has said
everyone of his choices for cabinet positions
seizing and controlling private American companies
the Porkulus Bill
bowing in submission to a muslim king
bad mouthing America on foreign soil
inaction on the pirate quagmire...
I choose the former. Although, I don't see much in the way of underhandedness as much as in your face arrogance.
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