Not much is being said from the Obama Administration after a pirate attack on an American yacht left 4 Americans dead.
Now, I don't think we need as big a military budget as we have, and certainly not spending the money on the things we spend money on, but when it comes to American might, that is the point.
It was once said that a Roman citizen could walk from one end of the Roman Empire to the other without fear of molestation, because should a Roman citizen be accosted, woe be unto the criminal for the entire might of the Roman Army would come crashing down on their head. When outsides could harass Roman Citizens, it was the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire.
Much could be said about America under Obama. People don't respect Americans anymore and not because Americans aren't worthy of respect, but because no one fears that President Obama would send a SEAL Team or Delta Force to come knocking on the door of the pirates. Swift reaction, immediate consequences and deadly results will ensure that Americans can travel abroad without fear. The fact that we hear nothing is simply a sign that the Obama Administration does not believe in the superiority of America.