April 9, 2009
It’s now official, we’ve come full circle. When our country was new we fought pirates to keep our ships safe and we’re having to do it again.
A couple of months ago we made a hashed attempt to handle some of the problems of the coast of Somalia and sank a peaceful vessel full of peaceful folk under the premise they were pirates. Oops. Check before you shoot someone out of the water, boys. The result of that is we stopped trying to solve the problem. It looks now like we’re going to have to do some solving or put our own interests at risk.