Congratulations to Barack Obama on his first great military success.

Let this be a warning to all you dehydrated, half starved small band of peasant pirates who are floating helplessly in the middle of the ocean on a powerless lifeboat surrounded by some of the most sophisticated warships in the world.

Barack Obama is going to take you down!

Ooh…shiver me timbers.

President Barack Obama twice authorized the military to rescue a U.S. captain held by Somali pirates and whose life appeared to be at risk.Officials say Obama gave the OK on Friday and Saturday to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips from a lifeboat off the Somali coast. Officials say both times the Pentagon believed Phillips’ life was at risk.The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

That new President is a crazy man with his finger on a hair trigger.He personally oversaw this entire incident.

Thank God he had the courage to let the U.S. Navy go up against a drifting lifeboat.It must have been a tortuous decision that could only be made by a man with nerves of steel.

WASHINGTON (AP)—Administration officials say President Barack Obama approved the military operation that rescued a U.S. captain held hostage by Somali pirates.

The officials say Obama ordered the Defense Department to use military resources to rescue Richard Phillips from a lifeboat off the Somali coast.

The officials discussed this information on the condition of anonymity because they were not yet authorized to disclose the president’s decision-making process.

Obama praised the captain for his bravery and courage. The president also said the United States needs help from other countries to deal with the threat of piracy and to hold pirates accountable.

This guy has ice in his veins.The next thing you know he will be ordering that the prisoners at Guantanamo don’t get their fruit cup with dinner if they don’t cooperate with their captors.The man is made of stone.

Sheesh….and I was impressed by George Bush taking down Saddam Hussein and transforming Iraq into a functioning democracy and crippling al-Qaeda but that’s nothing next to the hard charging gutsy determination of Barack Obama.I’m willing to bet he might not even apologize to Somalia for this.This was almost as impressive as his strongly worded warning to North Korea that he will get the U.N. to possibly write them an angry letter for firing off a ballistic missile.

That is one chilly dude.

Thank God Capt. Phillips is safe.He is a brave man.