Was Obama Right to Authorize Violence Against Somali Pirates?

Some question Obama's decision to use force in the rescue of the American captain held hostage.

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Reports Ken Walsh on Obama's authorization of force against the Somali pirates: "The long-term consequences of the rescue could still be negative, however. Vice Adm. William Gortney told reporters in Bahrain yesterday that the use of force could 'escalate violence in this part of the world' by inflaming the pirates and others against the United States."  Was Obama right to authorize force against the Somali pirates? Will the president's decision deter pirates from taking hostages in the future? Or will it give them incentive for revenge? Post your thoughts.

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