While many are giving some credit to President Obama for the safe rescue of an American captain taken hostage by pirates, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) has a different take.

Thompson tweeted Monday:
Give Credit Where It's Due ... The US Navy http://tinyurl.com/53v85 #ftrs #tcot

Thompson isn't a Navy veteran, but he did play one in the movies. Thompson played a Navy admiral in the 1990 Tom Clancy thriller "The Hunt for Red October."