Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Someone wanna wake the President?

Listen, I know he's tired. He had a long trip, going from England to Iraq over 8 days. But still, there are 20 Americans currently being held hostage by terrorists.

No, really. They are.
Somali pirates hijacked a U.S.-flagged, Danish-owned container ship on Wednesday with 20 American crew on board in a major escalation in attacks at sea off the Horn of Africa nation, officials said.

Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers' Assistance Program, told Reuters the 17,000 ton Maersk Alabama had been seized off Mogadishu far out in the Indian Ocean, but all its crew were believed to be unharmed.
I know, I know...calling them 'pirates' almost makes them sound quaint. But don't make any mistake, these guys are terrorists. And the President is sleeping through it.

The Americans took their ship back. Makes me think of this:

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