Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

How 'bout those Navy SEALS! Way to go!

We've had a quiet Easter around here today. I pushed away from the computer for the better part of the day and cooked most of the morning. We've been very low key this year, but we feasted on ham, au gratin potatoes and steamed asparagus. The Teenager has been kicked back watching basketball on TV and Steve and I are watching The Masters. I went to my mom's and took her some Easter food. It's been gray and rainy all day and basically a lazy day. And now, back to being lazy.

Hope you all had a nice holiday!


Anonymoose! said...

Just because you mentioned previously that the US had done nothing to resolve the hostage issue, a quote from the AP:

"The operation, personally approved by President Barack Obama, quashed fears the saga could drag on for months and marked a victory for the U.S., which for days seemed powerless to resolve the crisis despite massing helicopter-equipped warships at the scene."

No hostages dead, three pirates dead, all due to a little patience and good planning. :)

yukio ngaby said...

A quote from the AP, huh? Right now that's almost like a quote from the OFA.

Anonymoose!: "No hostages dead, three pirates dead, all due to a little patience and good planning"

Actually it's thanks and due to some highly trained military professionals, whose budgets are being cut and whose VA benefits previously were threatened by Obama. Good thing they weren't hurt in the operation, since Obama seems to expect their own insurance to cover their injuries.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

And I need to get back to writing my paper. Happy Easter.

BTW did you know that some law schools use Atticus Finch when dealing with ethical issues?

Rick said...

I have a friend in the Navy who called me to tell me what exactly happened. He said the captain of the Navy ship got tired of waiting for Obama to arrive so that he could walk over to the pirate boat and ask for the return of Captain Phillips.

G. R. said...

For some reason I feel the Captain of the Bainbrbridge reacted to the situation at hand, and not because Obama gave the go ahead to proceed with the rescue.

From reports I've read the situation was to a point where the Captain of the Bainbridge had no choice but to act, in order to save Captain Phillip's life.

In military terms that is called Comander's Intent: to act in the absence of orders from superiors, when the situation dictates that action needs to be taken in the absence of orders, and had the commander been present would have given the order to act.

yukio ngaby said...

Yeah, I agree with G.R.

I don't see anything that Obama actually did (would it even be his call to send in the SEALS?-- Or is it just standard protocol in this type of situation?), but he's sure getting the credit for it.