You know, I didn’t really have a problem with President Barack Obama appointing Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State; I didn’t think she’d be particularly damaging in that office, surrounded by professionals as she should be, and I was certainly grateful that she’d never be President of the United States.

But here it is, Secretary of State Clinton appears to think that piracy and the holding hostage of innocent people, including one American, is a laughing matter!

Hat tip to Anthony, guest posting on Sister Toldjah.

USS Bainbridge The USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) is on station to deal with the situation, and more naval units are on the way. The Bainbridge, named in honor of Commodore William Bainbridge who served in the war against the Barbary pirates, and mounts one Mk-45 5″/62 caliber lightweight gun, two Mk-41 VLS for Standard missiles and Tomahawk ASM/LAM, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-32 triple torpedo tubes for Mk-50 and Mk-46 torpedoes, as well as carrying two SH-60 (LAMPS 3) helicopters. This ship is deadly, and the situation is one in which a whole lot of lives, including the lives of innocent people, could be lost — and our Secretary of State, the woman who told us that she was the one ready to answer the 0300 phone call, the one who was ready to be president on day one, thinks that this is a laughing matter!

The ship’s motto for the Bainbridge is “Competence, Dedication, Discipline.” I sure wish that our Secretary of State had those attributes.

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