From The Hill:
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called for hearings on the mounting piracy threat as the fate of an American cargo-ship captain remained in limbo Thursday.
"These acts of piracy off of Somalia’s coastline may seem surreal, but they’re all too real and a thorough policy debate is long overdue," said Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in a statement.
Let me help you a little with this one, Lurch. Instead of spending several days and untold numbers of taxpayer dollars windbagging about how pirates are bad, why not just release the following statement:
"Dear Pirates: You're lawless scum, and we're going to kill you. Sincerely, the United States Navy."