I’ve always considered the passive, blame-America-first left beyond parody. However, Abe Greenwald has gone a long way to change my mind. Inspired by a report in the New York Times that pirates are vowing revenge against the U.S., Abe writes:
This is pirate blowback! Did the president think we could use billion-dollar equipment to shoot some raggedy ransom-seekers out of their rowboat without inviting retaliation? By flaunting our material superiority we merely whet their appetites for treasure. And by demonstrating that we value one American life more than three Somali lives we’ve turned a handful of desperate thieves into a sympathetic movement with recruitment potential.
And all for the sake of one seized ship??? To paraphrase Michael Moore, “There is no piracy threat! There is no piracy threat!”
Let’s face it: on Sunday, we only created more pirates.