Credit, Where Credit is Due
We'd be happy to do so, only Sestak didn't correctly predict the "safe resolution" of the kidnapping.
From the story:
Sestak was confident special FBI negotiators brought in to deal with the kidnapping of Capt. Richard Phillips earlier this week would bring the situation to a safe conclusion.
“At the end of the day, we want the … outcome where they see they have no alternative and they give up the man and their arms for incarceration,” he said. “This is one (situation) where a safe, deliberate approach is going to be needed. The important thing is the life of that individual.”
It wasn't FBI negotiators who brought this event to an end. It was U.S. Navy Seal sharp shooters. The kidnappers/terrorists didn't release the man and give up their arms for incarceration. They were shot to death.
We have already given President Obama credit for authorizing force.
If the "Safe and Deliberate" Sestak had been in charge of the operation, Phillips might still be in the hands of his captors.