The Booman on the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips from the Somali Pirates. Further editorializing is not required:
(President Obama) didn’t call a press conference. He didn’t make bellicose threats. He didn’t even have a high-level meeting of his national security team. He discharged FBI negotiators and a Navy SEAL team. Once the FBI’s negotiations appeared to break down, he authorized the SEALS to use deadly force if the hostage was at all threatened. And when it was over, he didn’t pound his chest or attempt to classify it as a giant win in the war on terror. It was nothing more than a hostage rescue mission that was successfully applied.