A New Chance For Dialogue

Somali pirates have presented President Obama with a shining chance for reaching out:

Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 21 crew members aboard, a diplomat and a U.S. Navy spokesman said.The Kenya-based diplomat identified the vessel as the 17,000-ton Maersk Alabama and said all the crew members are American. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

After the Abdullah flap last week, if I were the leader of the Somali pirates I’d quickly publicize that it’s proper protocol for a head of state to kiss a pirate’ bare butt, and see what happens.

7 thoughts on “A New Chance For Dialogue

  1. Pingback: Hot Air » Blog Archive » Somali pirates seize American ship, crew

  2. I predict nothing will be done until they start killing the hostages. Obama is too much of a pacifist to stand up for such a small piece of US territory.

  3. Turns out the U.S. crew took back control from the pirates. Bad news for you America-hating wingnuts! :(

  4. Turns out the U.S. crew took back control from the pirates. Bad news for you America-hating wingnuts!

    No, it’s great news. Thanks for sharing it, AC. Seriously.

  5. I’ve read where the crew captured 1 pirate and the others jumped overboard to avoid capture. That has me thinking of fish bait (chum).

  6. So it`s “bad news” that the U.S. crew took back control of their own boat? Ok, Bozo.

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