I've just been listening to Fox News, and I heard the president is meeting with advisers to take "aggressive action"...but not against the pirates holding an American sea captain hostage on a life raft in close proximity to a U.S. Navy destroyer. This "aggressive action" will be on the economy...or, as the trend seems lately, against the capitalist base of the economy while our once proud Navy writhes in frustration over imposed inaction. To my knowledge, President Obama has made no comment on this humiliation. He apologizes only to foreign critics. Hopefully, I'm wrong and plans are being made to rescue Captain Richard Phillips and destroy the seat of 21st century piracy. Of course, it could go the other way. Unlike Thomas Jefferson, Barack Obama may decide that paying ransom is less expensive than funding a strong Navy.
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