I read that statement, and it made me really angry.
As far as I am concerned, Richard Phillips deserves more than what he is getting. I understand that there is a level of delicacy involved in trying to get him back, and I know the right assets are out there to get him back. That said, however, I think that the military option needs to be employed now. The pirates have shown – and continue to show – that they aren’t going to give up. And there are other pirate vessels in the area trying to find them. This development says to me, at least, that the clock is ticking.
We really need to use force against this scum.
The worst part of all of this is that our President appears to be floundering around in trying to figure out how to deal with this. As I recall, similar things happened when Carter was President and we had hostages in Iran…
But he has no problem bringing pizza from St. Louis to the White House. What’s up with that?
The lifeboat – very simply – needs to be blown out of the water. Perhaps that will give any pirates out there cause to be afraid.
The French, by the way, got it right.