This Easter has seen a great thing happen. A freighter captain held hostage by Somali pirates for days was rescued by Navy SEALS who killed three of the pirates and captured one, thus bringing to a happy end the hostage situation which started last week.
Michelle Malkin has this post on the rescue as well as a post covering the official statement from the President on the rescue. Speaking of the President, the interesting thing about the statement was the fact that the President refused to speak about the hostage situation beforehand. When the ship had been hijacked by the pirates, when the crew took the ship back, when the captain attempted to escape but was recaptured; there was silence from the White House.
As for the hostage situation, to read about the actions of the captain and crew of the ship in question makes me proud to be an American. As for the actions of the Obama administration, it is my opinion had the hostage situation continued, we would've seen a repeat of the Iran hostage crisis from 30 years ago. And since Barack Obama is in my opinion another Jimmy Carter, I can't say I'm surprised.
I thank God this hostage situation ended much more quickly and satisfactorily. By the way before I conclude this post here, check out this post from Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive. Points out an important detail about who gave the go ahead to rescue the captain.
Correction (Apr. 13th, 4:41 PM EDT): I erroneously stated that the captain in question is in the U.S. Navy when he is actually a freighter captain in the employ of Maersk. Sorry about the goof up, and I've corrected my error.