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Talking nice won't stop piracy at sea

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Critics of President Barack Obama will find some excuse to censure him over the rescue from pirates of an American sea captain. In fact, until the events April 12 in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, the president was being savaged on right-wing radio for failing to act. But he had acted by giving his Navy commanders on the scene the go-ahead to do what was necessary to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips, who, the officers concluded Sunday, was in "imminent danger."

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