Monday, April 13, 2009

Nuance, damn glad to see you!

In one of its first major tests, the Obama administration passed with flying colors. It is quite refreshing to have a president who does not see the world in simplistic black and white terms.
First of all, the result could not have been better. The hostage captain freed, the hijackers killed or captured, the vessel safely back in port.

But beyond that, the administration acted as if they understood this was a complicated situation, in which piracy has its roots in the Somalian civil war and the lack of an effective government.

Nice job, Mr. President, well done.

1 comment:

I'm Not Ned said...

The perspective of the talking asshats (O'reilly, Beck, Hannity et al) is that he handled it all wrong.

He treated them as criminals, not terrorists. So I guess we should have bombed the lifeboat and returned the Captains remains to his family under cover of dark.

Let's do a history check:

Clinton prosecuted the '93 WTC bombers as criminals and they are in prison.

Bush dropped bombs on miscellaneous countries in retaliation for the '01 WTC bombing and the culprits are still at large.