Without making a judgment on the performance of our military at the site of the Somali pirates holding Captain Richard Phillips hostage in the life raft, I wish that the military was in the position to cancel the tickets of the pirates when the Captain jumped overboard in his bid to escape. A Navy patrol boat could have laid down suppressive fire with the largest caliber weapons on board and not released the trigger until the lifeboat was reduced to flotsam. Then the Navy could have plucked the grinning Captain Phillips out of the water before the sharks began feasting upon the Somali pirate detritus.
Update 4/12/09: Navy SEAL Snipers hit the pirates and the Navy rescued Cpt. Phillips. Uu-ah!