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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Somalia rescue

I put aside for today the many faults I find with President Obama's handling of military and foreign policy, in order to state clearly and without further dilution the following:

God bless and keep the United States Navy and those Navy SEALs โ€” again! โ€” and everyone else in the military, intelligence, and diplomatic communities who in any way contributed to the successful rescue of American Jessica Buchanan and a Danish man, Poul Hagen Thisted, from kidnappers in Somalia. Due credit goes to President Obama at the top of that chain of command. His decision to authorize this, like the authorization of the bin Laden raid, was correct and fully justified.

That is all. Carry on.

Posted by Beldar at 07:15 AM in Current Affairs, Global War on Terror, Obama | Permalink


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(1) JeffC made the following comment | Jan 26, 2012 9:29:27 AM | Permalink

at least he didn't wait 6 weeks like in the Bin Lauden case ...

(2) JustAVet made the following comment | Jan 26, 2012 10:37:02 AM | Permalink

Hand Salute Sir!

(3) GreenLeaf made the following comment | Jan 29, 2012 10:32:33 AM | Permalink

Yes, it is good Obama committed himself to doing something that fights terrorism, but remember that it is election year.

He stopped Cost of living payments to Social Security people two years in a row and just now did it this year...again election year.

(4) The Drill SGT made the following comment | Jan 30, 2012 2:58:28 PM | Permalink

I am also pleased that for once, the rescued hostages aren't saying multicultural niceties regarding the thugs that held them.

No Stockholm Syndrone, even in Copenhagen apparently :)

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