How very cute! "Barry and the Pirates". Once again, a full-scale attack is launched by the reactionary right on success. President Obama secures the release of ten trespassing U.S. Navy sailors. Not a shot was fired. No one was hurt, and this is treated as a massive failure by the usual chest-thumping right-wing chicken hawks.
The Iranian Navy was somehow morphed into pirates, and trespassing American sailors who had entered Iranian waters were the innocent victims of the Iranian "pirates". How dare America not bomb Iranians into something resembling Neanderthals?" asks the right-wing American Neanderthals? Must be another stop on President Obama's "apology tour". Must be more of that Obama weak-kneed approach to fighting.
Actually, what we are hearing from the right-wing chicken hawks is proof that they have one of two things: 1. No memory, or 2. a seething and unjustified hatred for a dark-skinned President. Take your pick. They're both correct.
In 2009, Somali pirates - real, genuine pirates by international standards - took an American ship captain hostage. Those Somali pirates are dead. That weak-kneed, apology spewing, dark guy gave the order to make those pirates very dead. The ship's captain was freed and the ship returned to the owner's control.
It's clear, President Obama knows how to deal with pirates.