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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Mindblowing ingratitude

Our military rescued 3 Christian peace activists held in Iraq. AP describes the rescue:
Without firing a shot, U.S. and British forces stormed a house Thursday and freed three Christian peace activists who were bound but unguarded, ending a four-month hostage ordeal that saw an American in the group killed and dumped along a railroad track.
What an exciting day! How our hearts swell with pride at the success of our military effort and feel relief that these three people are now safe. We all expected to hear word of thanks and praise for those who risked their lives to save the necks of these activists...we were disappointed. No, we were shocked to hear only criticism of the military and "occupation" in Iraq. Not one word of thanks much less praise. The official statement of their group states:
Our hearts are filled with joy today as we heard that Harmeet Singh Sooden, Jim Loney and Norman Kember have been safely released in Baghdad.
Released! They were not released, they were rescued. Like I have said many times, if you have to paint a false picture when making your point, you are probably wrong in your position. Welcome to the liberal mindset.

Shaekespeare said "Blow, blow thou winter wind. Thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude." These activists were under no compunction to change their view of the war, but the fact that they have no words to offer for their rescuers shows the loathing and disdain they feel for out military.

The group's leader Doug Pritchard states:
We pray that Christians throughout the world will in the same spirit call for justice and for respect for the human rights of the thousands of Iraqis who are being held illegally by US and British forces occupying Iraq.
So nothing good to say about our noble armed forces, and no bad thing to say about the insurgents that captured them. What twisted logic. What warped thinking. I think they would get along just great with Cindy Sheehan.

One of the best parts of this story is how they knew where these activists were. According to AP:
The military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, said the 8 a.m. rescue of the Briton and two Canadians from a "kidnapping cell" was based on information divulged by a man during interrogation only three hours earlier. The man was captured by U.S. forces on Wednesday night.
So by interrogating a recently captured prisoner, our military obtained the information needed to locate and rescue these people. This is a huge success case for interrogation which has been under scrutiny. Will we next hear some questioning if undue force was used to extract this info? Probably. I would suggest that if any ridiculous criticism does come up, that the military immediately offer to return the three activists to their captors to make it right. As warped as their thinking is, they might go for it.

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