Cross-posted by Gary Fouse
Don't you just love the way Hillary Clinton shifts her eyes around when she is making things up? The above shot was Hillary's response to the pirate issue off Somalia. Of course, she is talking about international cooperation to end the scourge of piracy. It will be most interesting to see how that plays out since, up to now, these Somali pirates are collecting their ransoms from all those other weak-sister nations.
By the way, wasn't tough-talkin' Hillary spouting off about a "tough" response if North Korea launched that missile? Well, they launched it, and it looks like we're going to the good old feckless UN for another one of those "strong resolutions".
But back to the issue at hand. The reason Hillary started to crack up was because she was referring to the Barbary Wars back in Thomas Jefferson's time, when the US went to war off the North African coast to end the "scourge" of piracy. No wonder her Moroccan counterpart was also cracking up. They were one of the Barbary states.
By all means, NATO should be patrolling those waters and taking care of the Somali pirates in summary fashion the way pirates used to be treated when captured. (And you ACLU types, don't talk to me about bringing them to the US or The Hague for a court trial. They are not entitled.)
The US Navy now has a golden opportunity to set an international example. First, they need to rescue the ship captain who is being held hostage. If they have to make a deal to let the pirates go-fine.
Then they need to kill the pirates.