THE INGRATES SAY THANKS, BUT ...
Well, look at this addenda posted at 9pm EST tonight by the radical left-wing Christian Peacemakers Team:
Addenda 23 March 2006, 9 p.m. ET
We have been so overwhelmed and overjoyed to have Jim, Harmeet and Norman freed, that we have not adequately thanked the people involved with freeing them, nor remembered those still in captivity. So we offer these paragraphs as the first of several addenda:
We are grateful to the soldiers who risked their lives to free Jim, Norman and Harmeet.
BUT then the belated, grudging expression of gratitude is immediately followed by this:
As peacemakers who hold firm to our commitment to nonviolence, we are also deeply grateful that they fired no shots to free our colleagues. We are thankful to all the people who gave of themselves sacrificially to free Jim, Norman, Harmeet and Tom over the last four months, and those supporters who prayed and wept for our brothers in captivity, for their loved ones and for us, their co-workers.
We will continue to lift Jill Carroll up in our prayers for her safe return. In addition, we will continue to advocate for the human rights of Iraqi detainees and assert their right to due process in a just legal system.
Wow. Some radical left-wing Christian peace activists (note to Malkins: either find some right-wing Christian peace activists, or spare whoever does the typing a little effort) are not only grateful that no one got hurt when their colleagues were freed, they also refuse to become stark raving Crusaders as a result. Tell us the one about the Christian-hating Left again, would ya?