Our boys got it done like we knew they could once our bonehead President got out of the way. The AP reported, “The Defense Department twice asked Obama for permission to use military force to rescue Phillips, most recently late Friday evening, U.S. officials said. On Saturday morning, Obama signed off on the Pentagon’s request, as he had a day earlier, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.” Glad he spent so much time “thinking” about this. This should have been okayed by the President five minutes after he found out that Captain Phillips was a hostage. And he should have made it known in a strongly worded speech. Obama will probably take credit for this in his own way (pointing out that he signed off on the order), but we all know the truth. After pressure, he figured he better do it.
The real heroes are the US Navy snipers who shot and killed three of the terrorists and rescued Phillips and Captain Phillips who gave himself over to be a hostage to save his crew and also attempted his own escape. The firefight took place after the Navy decided that Phillips was in imminent danger as the terrorists held various guns to the head of the Captain.
What a great end on this Easter for the entire country and especially for Captain Phillips and his family!