The Somali pirates standoff with the American captain was at best a law and order issue albeit over water and not the national security crisis as the media would like us to believe. It was definitely a dangerous situation for the hostages as anyone holding a gun to your head is. I was surprised to hear some people in the media portrayed this as a test for President Obama. Are the standards that low now?
Of course, President Obama authorized the use of force and the Navy SEALs took it from there; all credit deservedly to them. But if the outcome was different, I’m sure some crazy conservatives would have blamed Obama just as some are grudgingly crediting him for its success now. I’m sure the world’s most powerful navy could have handled this crisis all on their own regardless of who the President (as long as clear orders are given) was so any credit or blame to Obama is misguided. But of course, for those keeping count, the image below will be satisfying :)
But Obama fanboys shouldn’t celebrate too soon. When compared to Jefferson and Madison, he is still waaay behind: