CBSNews describes how Barack Obama is handling the Somalian hostage crisis:
“The new commander-in-chief has been kept abreast of negotiations over the captain’s release, but advisers say Obama has delegated the heavy lifting to high-level administration officials and his military commanders.”
I’m no Rahm Emanuel, but Obama leaking the fact that he is NOT LEADING on this indicates that Obama wants to distance himself from this in the event the outcome is less than rosy.
That way he can blame those “smart, competent” — and nameless people surrounding him.
Sounds like a plan, and it frees Obama to think up more ways he can expand government and stick us with the bill.