Anti-Obama Rumor Mill Exposed Again

eric_odessit4/22/2009 12:43:35 pm PDT

In case no one has posted this yet.
Last night I saw Col. David Hunt on O’Reilly explain what happened during Captain Philips’ escape attempt. Obama administration was not at fault. Yes, an opportunity was missed when the Captain jumped into the water: the pirate boat was not blown away by USS Bainbridge. But that has happened because previously existing Rules of Engagement and military bureaucracy did not authorize the Bainbridge commander to fire. If Obama can be blamed for that, so can Bush. But the lesson was learned, a standing authorization for the use of force was issued, and when the SEALs arrived later, they could deal with the situation decisively. I bet this standing authorization will still apply the next time something like this happens, so there will be no more missed opportunities.