Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I bet this pirate even has a "mom" tattoo

C'mon. You can't tell me this won't just result in all of the other pirates picking on him:

The teenager's arrival came on the same day that his mother appealed to President Barack Obama for his release. She says her son was coaxed into piracy by "gangsters with money."

"I appeal to President Obama to pardon my teenager; I request him to release my son or at least allow me to see him and be with him during the trial," Adar Abdirahman Hassan said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from her home in Galka'yo town in Somalia.

His mommy has to stick up for him? Wouldn't that be the ultimate embarrassment for a pirate? His mommy has to call?

On the other hand, here was someone who had no compunctions against holding people hostage, pointing and shooting automatic weapons at people, and generally behaving like a thug. And his mother is trying to claim he should receive mercy? Who does she she think she's dealing with, a Milwaukee assistant DA and judge?