Monday, April 13, 2009

Planet Republican.

We better get used to this kind of shit, because we are in for at least four years of it:

Captive Captain Saves President Obama

Playing pansy politics with pirates put the Captain’s life at increased risk. His first escape attempt was thwarted by the thugs as Phillips remained adrift from the aid and cover of the US Navy, which sat restrained by an administration too cowardly to let slip the dogs of war. Each day the tension and humiliation of a nation grew. The emboldened pirates fired upon our men of action, who thus restrained could not yet act in kind. The terrorists’ defiant lack of fear inspired their fellows to target other American vessels. All while the community organizer in chief flipped through his conflict resolution handbook.

But here, at long last, the captive captain is free. He leapt clear and our faithful Navy, apparently at last free to take the safety off, rid the world of three contemptible degenerates and have the fourth in custody to question. So the bold leap into the sea frees the President of the burden to act.

And here's what really happened:
Navy Seal snipers rescued an American cargo ship captain unharmed and killed three Somali pirates in a daring operation in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, ending a five-day standoff between United States naval forces and a small band of brigands in a covered orange lifeboat off the Horn of Africa.

Acting with President Obama’s authorization and in the belief that the hostage, Capt. Richard Phillips, was in imminent danger of being killed by captors armed with pistols and AK-47s, snipers on the fantail of the destroyer Bainbridge, which was towing the lifeboat on a 100-foot line, opened fire and picked off the three captors.

Two of the captors had poked their heads out of a rear hatch of the lifeboat, exposing themselves to clear shots, and the third could be seen through a window in the bow, pointing an automatic rifle at the captain, who was tied up inside the 18-foot lifeboat, senior Navy officials said.

It took only three remarkable shots — one each by snipers firing from a distance at dusk, using night-vision scopes, the officials said. Within minutes, rescuers slid down ropes from the Bainbridge, climbed aboard the lifeboat and found the three pirates dead. They then untied Captain Phillips, ending the contretemps at sea that had riveted much of the world’s attention. A fourth pirate had surrendered earlier.
Reality matters not a toss to these Republican loons, they simply create their own reality as they go along, fitting it into a storyline which already exists in their own heads. That's what told them that Sarah Palin was really ready, if needed, to lead the free world. It's a form of insanity.

And now they have adopted the theme of Obama "playing pansy politics", despite the fact that there is nothing in the story which suggests Obama showed the slightest hesitation in doing what was necessary to rescue Captain Phillips. Perhaps they would only be truly happy if Obama had nuked the lifeboat, killing Phillips along with the pirates, but sending a clear signal to the pirate scourge that the US is not to be messed with.

Anything less, it would appear, is considered, "the humiliation of a nation".

F@cking morons.

Hat tip to Balloon Juice.

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