Magazine May 4, 2009, Issue

The Week

(Ismael Roldan)

• Bo joins the ranks of famous White House hounds: Barney, Checkers, Bill . . .

• Three Somali pirates found out the hard way that the most dangerous thing in the water is a SEAL: Navy special-operations sharpshooters killed three of the four brigands who had hijacked the Maersk Alabama and held its captain hostage. A fourth pirate, who had jumped ship to seek medical attention aboard a nearby U.S. Navy vessel, will be turned over to the lawyers. The pirate episode is a War on Terror in miniature, with the same strange polarity: At one pole, savages avail themselves

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