Anti-Obama Rumor Mill Exposed Again

Gavriel4/22/2009 11:06:35 am PDT

re: #240 calcajun

No-only those things over which he has any control. Arming merchantmen is not within his control—that is usually the call of the countries where the ship delivers cargo—they will not allow you to bring guns of any kind into the country. It’s more international law than anything else.

There are many things within his control. Including using navel patrol vessels to destroy pirates. Even with the International law stuff (which I don’t know), Obama’s the US president who can have huge influence on it.

But that wasn’t my main point.

re: #228 calcajun

You miss the point. If a successful operation happens on the CiC’s watch—he gets the credit. QED.

By calcajun’s logic I can say “Pirates attacked a US Flagged ship and kidnapped the captain on Obama’s watch — he gets the blame. QED.”

However, just as I don’t blame Obama for the many historical circumstances that allowed for this pirate attack, I don’t give Obama credit for the US’s ability to field a capable navy.