Sunday, April 12, 2009

Capt. Phillips rescued.

The good news has just broken that the U.S. Navy succeeded in rescuing Capt. Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama from his pirate captors.

Perhaps President Obama is enjoying the luck of his Irish ancestors, unlike President Jimmy Carter, whose attempt at freeing the hostages in Iran came a cropper.

4.13 update: See Gingrich, Beck, et al being foolish on ABC and Fox during the run-up to the rescue here (thanks to Rob Lenihan for the link).