By now we've all heard of the rather dramatic rescue of Captain Richard Phillips by the Navy and the SEAL team.
The first thing I thought of when I heard the story is the same thing some pundits are making much of: that's one hell of a shot -- times three.
Think about it: your target is between 100 and 300 feet away, and is about the size of lunch tray. You're bobbing up and down and side to side. Your target is also bobbing up and down and side to side, but on a different, faster rhythm. If you miss, the hostage could get shot (maybe even by you). It's dark enough that you need nightvision goggles.
So -- amazing shot, right?
But here's the kicker: all three guys made the same amazing shot at the same time.
I don't know whether to be proud or terrified.
Anyway, welcome home, Captain Phillips.