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Obama refuses to comment on hostage situation

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It's a press conference...not a presidential speech.

You know...press asks questions...you answer? Or did someone not read the question they submitted for prior approval.

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Since when does one person warrants the presidents full attention. That is why We have a CIA, NSA, DOD, and all those good acronyms.

Tell that to Limbaugh.

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What exactly do you want him to say? There's a Navy destroyer at the scene, so I believe the situation is in as much control as it can be.

Since these situations usually resolve themselves without bloodshed, it seems to me that focusing on the life of a single individual (the captain) needs a bit less attention from Obama than the issue that involves millions (the economy). Wouldn't you agree?

He could have expressed concern for the man being held, and for the other men who were hostages. He could have expressed concern that this international problem now has it home. He could have said his secretary of state is monitoring the situation (as laughable as she seems to find it). He could have said the Navy has a destroyer on the scene and the situation is in as much control as possible right now.

I'm just a lowly PR person, and I thought of four sentences that would have responded appropriately to the reporter's question quickly and easily. Why couldn't he?

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Because we already knew all that?

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Because we already knew all that?

Sometimes, just a word from our leader means a lot, even if we "already know" the stuff. Why the hell can't/won't he comment, at least just to say we're concerned ... is he concerned, because we wouldn't know if he doesn't say so, and his secretary of state is laughing it up.

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I am sure he is afraid of the pirates. That must be it. It's the only logical explanation.

It's an ongoing hostage situation, why the hell would he just go off and make an off the cuff remark about it.

Oh yeah, so you could tell us he was not sincere enough, or SouthCak could tell us he didn't use enough balls while saying it, or G5....well...G5 could put up a pretty picture or something, I'm sure.

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Hey, they let you play with the red crayon today! Good for you!

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