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.
Actually, you make a good point. When Obama speaks, people listen. Just look at North Korea with their "test rocket" after The Barry threatened to take action if fired. So if The Barry were to tell the Pirates to back down, they'd probably LOLz all the way to murdering the captain.