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April 14, 2009

Mission Accomplished: Pirates Hijack Four Ships

Ah, the perils of declaring victory too early.

Somali pirates captured four more ships and took more than 60 crew members hostage in a brazen hijacking spree …

Despite Mullen’s confident statement and President Barack Obama’s warning of further U.S. action, Somali pirates captured two more nautical trophies Tuesday to match the two ships they seized a day or two earlier.

The ships aren't American, which may be intentional but is likely coincidental. Many American-owned ships are flagged to another country, as was the case of the hostage standoff pirating.

I'll start the Olbermann-esque clock:

It has been one day since Barack Obama declared the oceans safe for commercial shipping.*

* Okay, he didn't say that. But then, Bush didn't say the War in Iraq was over, either, but it's been claimed he did ever since.

Certainly Obama was suddenly willing to appear in public and bask in the heroic glow of other men's decisions and other men's actions.


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