Maybe Barack Obama will surprise me.
Maybe he will order the military to rescue a hero. (And make no mistake, Captain Richard Phillips
is a hero.)
Negotiations over the American captain taken hostage by Somali pirates broke down on Saturday, according to Somali officials, after American officials insisted that the pirates be arrested and a group of elders representing the pirates refused.
Somali officials said the American captain, Richard Phillips, and the four heavily armed pirates holding him hostage remained in a covered lifeboat floating in the Indian Ocean about 30 miles off Gara’ad, a notorious pirate den in northeastern Somalia.
The negotiations broke down hours after the pirates fired on a small United States Navy vessel that had tried to approach the lifeboat not long after sunrise Saturday in the Indian Ocean.
Maybe he will surprise me.
Say a prayer for Richard Phillips. That seems fitting this day before Easter.