Barack Obama has been anointed the new John Wayne after he bested four teenage pirates armed with small arms.
One can feel the undercurrent of fear rippling across the globe at this brazen display of machismo accompanied by his stern warning that they better stop it.
The pirates were so terrified it took them 3 days before they had captured their 4th ship since his smack down on Sunday. They were so concerned after his remarks on Monday that they have only taken 2 since then.
Now, before anyone gets offended, this is in no way an attack on the Navy. They did one Hell of a job rescuing Captain Phillips.
What is really needed here is letting the Navy do it's job and not micromanage it. This is not an international terrorists organization we are dealing with. It's a loosely related group of savages with rifles. We need to give the Navy the green light to clean them out and then Obama can concentrate on something important like house breaking his new dog.
Giving the pirates this much media attention and making Obama's victory over them so huge gives them far more credibility than they deserve.
To put it another way, this is the equivalent of terrorists taking a hostage in Baghdad and Obama overseeing an operation to free the hostage. Freeing the hostage would be a wonderful thing and Obama would deserve credit for a successful operation as he does with freeing Captain Phillips. It would not, however, be tantamount to single handedly defeating al-Qaeda.
My point is, let's see Obama actually accomplish something before we get too excited.