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Chicago Law School professor/community organizer’s state department can’t figure out the Meditteranean tides

The Chinese sent a naval frigate to rescue its citizens from Libya.  We sent an undersized ferry:

While U.S. citizens are finally getting out of Libya, many have rounded on the Obama administration for delays in the evacuation.

Speaking about the three day delay in the Dolores leaving Tripoli, Tony Munoz, Editor of shipping magazine The Maritime Executive, said: ‘I don’t understand why this vessel didn’t leave earlier – The Maria Dolores is a new vessel built for Mediterranean seas.

‘I can only imagine the captain was refusing to sail because he felt the vessel was not capable enough of taking the sea on.

Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Munoz said that there was no comparison between the 68 metre Dolores and the 204 metre Hellenic Spirit, used by the Greek government to evacuate its citizens from Benghazi.

‘The U.S. needed to charter a bigger boat like the Greeks’ he said.

‘The fully hulled Spirit will be more durable outside a port, this much bigger vessel could take the rough seas on.

‘There is no question about it, they [U.S.] should have been out of there long ago – why haven’t they chartered a bigger boat like the Greeks or Turkish.

‘At the very least, the government should have had a larger back up vessel on the way.’

Maybe the Smart Power team was trying to “grapple” with the idea of sending a larger vessel.  Regardless, this is amazing in its incompetence.

The good news is that the detonator failed to go off it appears that all Americans have made it out safely.

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