Indeed. Three Navy Seals sniper simultaneously took out the three jihadi pirates and rescued the American Captain held hostage, Richard Phillips. They were thoroughly ready.
The training the Navy Seals endured for OPs such as today's herculean rescue of an American captain from the clutches of jihadi pirates is enormously expensive. And it was the best taxpayer dollar the government has spent - I know Barney Frank's gay prostitution ring out of his apartment and Dodd's luxury housing and Geithner's renegade tax bill and Obama's kobe steaks and Pelosi's Gulfstream's sleek G-5 and the ACORN illegal vote fraud expenses and so one and so on all take precedence over national defense, but ......
Hussein's nine trillion dollar porkulus bedget would do well to take the knife out of the military budget - perhaps a few hundred billion less to Hamas, the UN, enemy nations ......... because at the end of the day, the military is going to save his ass and ours again and again and again.
Have you been watching the press conferences at all? The terror loving media cannot contain itself and is concerned for the pirates ....... sick. Pathologically morally ill.
AOL headline: What Happens to the Pirates?
The pirate ought to go to GITMO.
UPDATE: Thanks to Larwyn:
"I’m just the byline,” Captain Phillips said. “The heroes are the Navy, the SEALs and those who brought me home."
Now the story is that Department of Defense was given authorizations on both FRIDAY & SATURDAY!
Mushing up what briefing from Bahrain told us that authorization was only if
It was NOT!
Therefore, at the TIME, THE FIRST TIME that Capt Phillips went into the sea. THE US NAVY was not authorized to FIRE ON THE PIRATES even tho the PIRATES were firing at Captain Phillips in the water!!
As I wrote earlier, we're not going to get the truth until the lads on the boats on site start to email and call family & friends back in the states.