Sunday, March 26, 2006

About Damn Time

From The Washington Times:

LONDON -- Freed peace activist Norman Kember gave qualified thanks yesterday to the soldiers who rescued him and two colleagues after 119 days of captivity in Iraq.

"I do not believe that a lasting peace is achieved by armed force," Mr. Kember said, "but I pay tribute to their courage and thank those who played a part in my rescue."

The brief statement by the retired physics professor appeared to be an attempt to quell the furor surrounding his failure -- and that of others in the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) organization -- to thank the soldiers who risked their lives in the three-month rescue effort.

Frankly, what good are thanks or praise from such people? I’d rather they be honest so that the whole world can know just what they are.

But wait, it gets better:


The three freed hostages refused to take part in a critical debriefing session with intelligence officers.

We wouldn't want to do anything to help keep other people from being kidnapped and tortured and murdered, would we?


"It is the ordinary people of Iraq that you should be talking to -- the people who have suffered so much over many years and still await the stable and just society that they deserve," Mr. Kember said yesterday.

Do these barking moonbats think that Saddam was going to build that “stable and just society”?

If there is ever to be a "stable and just society" in Iraq it will only be because of the efforts of nations like the United States and the United Kingdom and our other coalition partners and the service and sacrifice of our military.

Do these fools think that anything "stable and just" could have grown out of a Europe dominated by Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany? How "stable and just" would Asia be if it were part of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere being ruled by Imperial Japan?