Monday, April 13, 2009

Captain Phillips Rescued, 3 Pirates Dead

Captain Richard Phillips, the man who's been held hostage by Somali pirates and whose story has captivated the nation for the last six days, has been rescued. Navy Seals killed three of the captain's captors during a gunfight. Read the full story at CNN.

Field Negro has commentary on the rescue, calling it a win for President Obama given all the flack conservative talk shows have given the president for not commenting on pirates gone wild.

Yesterday morning on NBC's Meet the Press, panelists discussed the pirate drama of a small band of pirate "thugs" going up against the U.S. Navy. You can watch the video below.

Previous pirate post, "America loves pirates, but maybe not the Somalian sort."


Blue State Cowgirl said...

Yes, we have a President who gives our Navy SEALs "shoot to kill" orders.

Don't mess with the Black Man!

le0pard13 said...

I like Borger's take on this.

Vérité Parlant said...

Lisa, thanks for the chuckle. :-)

le0, I read the article:
Would it have been better if the president of the United States had publicly engaged with a bunch of teenage thug pirates? It's beneath Obama's pay grade and dignity -- not to mention how it would have added fuel to an already incendiary situation.Even though I was under the weather for a while as this chapter of the pirate story unfolded, I had similar thoughts. "Why would the POTUS stop to talk to pirates?"