Thursday, March 23, 2006

This is good news, even though the American member of the group of four hostages already had been tortured and murdered. I doubt if this will help to make activists and others who are - rightly - concerned about the war in Iraq appreciate at least part of the difficult task that is being carried out by American, British and other troops in the country, and to make those who for more than three years have opposed the war in Iraq acknowledge that, no matter how little Bush c.s. cared about the Iraqi people and how incompetent and irresponsible some of us think they might be, the truly bad guys in this war are to be found on the 'other side'. PS: I found the reaction of Sir Iqbal Sacranie of the Muslim Council of Britain rather amusing. Among other things, he said that " the 'collective effort' of people from all groups had secured the men's release." Yeah, right. Unless, of course, by 'people from all groups' he means American, British and other soldiers who are stationed in Iraq.

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