Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Arrrrrrgh, Matey?

We were discussing the hijacking of a Saudi oil tanker by pirates at Guys Night Out last night. I wonder if the pirates understand they'd be a perfect target for Obama to prove he is "tough in foreign policy" without actually having to wage war. Or for Bush to have something on his legacy that doesn't require Congressional approval. One detachment of marines and suddenly the vessel is "liberated" and all the USA would be doing is enforcing international law.

My advice to the pirates. Get while the getting is good.


shadowmom1 said...

It would be great if the problem could be solved so easily with USA forces.

CRCHAIR said...

I think this is a good opportunity for another country to step up and volunteer to patrol the area as a way of either legitimizing their armed forces or building good will in the world. This could be done by a country like Pakistan or Turkey.