BULLETIN -- THREE PIRATES KILLED IN OPERATION TO FREE U.S. SHIP CAPTAIN OFF SOMALIA.<< THANK YOU GOD!! #tcot
I give President Obama kudos for ordering the special forces operation that freed Captain Phillips. Negotiating with these terrorists of the seas would have no doubt resulted in more and more unabated attacks on our interests.
But now that this episode is over, what is the Administration’s next step? Will he take the way of administrations prior to Bush, and treat each act of piracy as a ‘criminal matter?’ Or will President Obama rightly label any act of piracy against an American ship as an act of war and act accordingly?
President Obama would do wonders for his credibility and resolve in defense matters should he choose the latter.