US hostage fails in escape bid from Somali pirates (AP) AP - An American skipper held hostage by pirates tried to swim to freedom Friday but was recaptured seconds later when the bandits opened fire within view of a U.S. destroyer. This Captain did the right thing. He had to figure when he jumped off the boat 4 snipers would kill the 4 guys left on the boat. What is going on here? What kind of coward president do we have in office? Carter is starting to look better and better as compared to gutless wonder Obama. The orders he should have gave the men on the ship. See your chance to execute the pirates and save the captain do it. Him diving off the boat was the Do It moment. But, what did we do? Nothing.