You know it's just a matter of time before the animal rights group protests the use of SEALS to kill the pirates and rescue Capt. Phillips. PETA will surely be followed by the anti-gun folks forming a protest group against allowing animals to possess assault weapons.
On a similar note: Congress is expected to extend unemployment benefits to seals rescued from aquariums. Benefits will include colorful beach balls and fish. AND, because seals do not have opposable thumbs they'll qualify for Disabled American Rights.
Of course, if they are un-armed they'll have no need for thumbs. It's a slippery slope . . .