Sunday, April 12, 2009

President Obama -Commander in Chief! Well Done, Sir!

President Barack Obama granted the Pentagon's request for standing authority to use appropriate force to save the life of the captain, Gortney said.

The U.S. Navy 5th Fleet in Bahrain said the rescue took place at 12:19 p.m. EDT (1619 GMT) and the lifeboat had drifted to about 20 miles (32 km) from lawless Somalia's coast.

Phillips, captain of the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama container ship, contacted his family after the rescue, received a routine medical evaluation, and was resting comfortably aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.

USS Bainbridge, the Navy Seals, Joint U.S. Task Force and especially President Barack Obama rescued Capt. Phillips from a hostage ordeal. Well Done, Mr. President!

This is a proud moment for America and a powerfully signal event in your Presidency.

You took a tough call and answered with the authority of an American President.


Tamara N. Holder said...

For once, we agree. I also say, "Job well done!"

But on an unrelated note, I think you need to share your opinion about the $50,000 bond set for the CPD officer who killed 2 kids while driving drunk with a BAC over 3x the legal limit.

pathickey said...

Happy Easter Monday, Tamara, on this cold grey wet and wonderful day!

President Obama deserves the praise for his bold and decisive action in this incident. I pray for his continued good fortune.

As to the Police Officer, now stripped of his police powers and about to met head-on the realities of his idiocies, I believe that he should have received an astronomical bond at the very least - remanded more fitting - as he attempted to flee the scene.

Unknown said...

Couldn't have said it better myself.

I was curious how Glen Beck was going to spin this story. He didn't. We were treated to a half-hour about the flat tax. Go figure.