So, the Right Wing Extremists (commonly known as everyone associated with the Republican party) floated a specious anti-President B. Hussein story that Obama did not want the SEALs to take out the pirates. Well, of course it was false. Absurdly so. From the Washington Times article:
"I can tell you from a White House and presidential standpoint, there was no conflict, no gnashing of teeth, or excessive influence in trying to manage this thing," Mr. Jones, a retired Marine Corps four-star general, told The Washington Times in an interview.
A defense official said one reason for any hesitation in taking action was the less-than-successful raid on a pirated yacht in the Gulf of Aden on April 10. That raid by French military forces killed two Somali pirates and freed four hostages but led to the death of one other hostage.
The anonymous SEAL source stated in the Internet posting that was attributed to "some SEAL pals in Virginia Beach" that the president would not authorize the SEALs to deploy for 36 hours despite requests from the on-scene commander.
The senior military official said that assertion was false.
Why was it written and circulated? Well its propaganda for the Obama is Worse Than You Know Who crowd. He must never be praised he must always be the enemy. And an enemy deserves no mercy; Mercy is for the weak!
It's that darn Time Function again! The Right Wing Extremists want the country to be under their dictator's control. So, when the pirates had Captain Phillips hostage they took to the Internet with an apoplectic frenzy with spittle drenched keyboards angrily denouncing President B. Hussein as weak for not swaggering around declaring "Bring'em on!" and broadcasting our intentions.
Fortunately, we had a successful rescue and splashing of three bad guys. To the Right this means nothing. Propaganda dictates this must have occurred in spite of President B. Hussein. Economic rallies are in spite of his Marxism. All events he attends must make controversy. The handshake, the Bow, the Teleprompter, the Ipod Faux Pas... Rawrrrrrrrrr! Obamaaaaaaa!
It's how they justify the claim "Obama's the most divisive president ever"! A title which had been held by Lincoln. Good job B. Hussein as you continue to surpass Lincoln! There's even a Pew Research poll to the effect.
But to the Right polls have never meant anything and to quote Dick Cheney, So? Cheney and the Right embraces Hobbesian Style Dictatorship, once the Leader has been chosen he is inviolate, as long as it's their Leader.