I’m watching the news that Navy Seals have rescued Captain Richard Phillips from the Somali pirates who took over Phillips’ cargo ship and I’m especially enjoying the reaction from the right wing on Twitter and Fox News.
While they are happy that the pirates were killed and all the Americans survived, no one is giving ANY credit to President Obama or Defense Secretary Gates. Instead, the TV chatter and the #tcot Tweets seems to be focused on the need to arm these cargo ships so they can defend themselves against future attacks. They also are demanding the U.S. defy resolutions from the U.N.
Now imagine if this naval operation had not gone as planned. What if a Navy Seal had been killed or what if Captain Phillips was killed. Can you imagine the outrage and attacks which would be aimed at President Obama and his administration? Continue reading