Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Gone and All but Forgotten

Despite a near complete absence of recent news coverage (here is an exception) or widespread caring, some of us still remember an event in Iraq. Unfortunately, the fate of the four kidnapped members of a Christian Peacemaker Team, part of a Canadian-based organization that has investigated allegations of abuse against Iraqi prisoners, remains unclear. The December 10, 2005 deadline for their execution has obviously passed. The Coalition did not release all prisoners in Iraq. Since that day, it's been pretty much silence: No new word, no new videotape, no new demands.

I was skeptical of the reality of this kidnapping. I, of course, hope that I'm right and that these guys were never in danger and are released, unharmed, in the near future when it's clear their bluff was called long ago and they have nothing else.

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