Three members of the Christian Peacemakers Teams, held hostage by terrorists in Iraq for many months, are now free. In what can only be described as a miracle, the three men — Canadians James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden and Briton Norman Kember — were set free upon the streets of Baghdad by what could only have been the hand of God, ready to resume their vital works of bearing witness to the injustices visited upon the Iraqis by the West.
At least, that might be the impression one might get if one reads the CPT’s press release and nothing else.
Fortunately, there are other sources for the story, which confirm that the “hand of God” that saved these three men from joining their murdered colleague Tom Fox, found shot and killed in the streets of Baghdad two weeks ago were American and British soldiers. These soldiers, armed with information from captured terrorists, discovered where the three men were being held and rescued them. Apparently the risks taken by Coalition forces in rescuing these three men is not worth mentioning.
Last December, I said that not a single US (and, by extension, Coalition) soldier should be put at risk in rescuing these idiots, and it appears to be so — not a single shot was fired. Further, we found the men through interrogating captured terrorists, and hearing that more locked-up terrorists are talking is a good thing. So I think that, overall, I’m glad they’re free to resume their idiocy.
But I am reminded of a quote from Joseph Stalin, one of the great thinkers of the Left:
“Gratitude is a disease of dogs.”
It certainly seems to apply to the CPT.