Day by Day

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Peaceful people rescued by violent men

And that's not all.

British officials in Baghdad said those freed were Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32; and Briton Norman Kember, 74. The men - members of the Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams - were kidnapped on Nov. 26 along with their American colleague, Tom Fox, 54, whose body was found earlier this month.

Speaking in Toronto, Doug Pritchard, co-director of the group, said no shots were fired during the operation and that the kidnappers were not present when the U.S.-British force freed the hostages.
Now that's something to be thankful for -- imagine the intellectual quandary one would find one's self in if one's pacifist anti-war colleagues were rescued by gun-toting soldiers acting, well, warful.


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