NAIROBI, Kenya - In a riveting high-seas drama, an unarmed American crew wrested control of their U.S.-flagged cargo ship from Somali pirates Wednesday and sent them fleeing to a lifeboat with the captain as hostage.In response to this news, Representative Jack Murtha (D-Altzheimer's Unit) charged the participating merchant marines with murder and mayhem on the high seas.
"They are a disgrace to the American military. These men, bigoted rednecks from Maersk, Alabama, have terrorized and slaughtered innocent pirate women and children. They will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
"We must immediately redeploy the merchant marines to Okinawa."
President Obama's response here.