No word if Obama's negotiation team was involved...
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) - April 12, 2009 -- An American ship captain was freed unharmed Sunday in a U.S. Navy operation that killed three of the four Somali pirates who had been holding him for days in a lifeboat off the coast of Africa, a senior U.S. intelligence official said.
One of the pirates was wounded and in custody after a swift firefight, the official said.
Capt. Richard Phillips, 53, of Underhill, Vermont, was safely transported to a Navy warship nearby.
Caleb Howe notes the Captain that saved the President - Pansy Politics, indeed!