The wife of British hostage Norman Kember, a member of the 'Christian Peacemakers' rescued last week in Iraq, said in an interview that she thought it was 'a bit silly' of her husband to go to the troubled country. We could not agree more and can only add that the whole outfit — those leftist ingrates posing as Christian peacemakers — seems in fact a bit silly. Actually, they are not only a bit silly but very, very silly.
Yesterday we told the story of captain Pete Norton, a British hero who lost his arm and leg in an explosion and who despite his grievous injuries still had the presence of mind to protect the lives of his comrades. What a poignant contrast with these whining peaceniks whose phony activities are nothing else than the means of venting their hatred of their own country. Saved by scores of Special Forces who risked their lives during the rescue operation, they lacked the common decency to even say thank you.
It is truly astonishing that these people can congratulate themselves on being heroes and champions of a higher cause. They are nothing of the sort and, quite frankly, deserve nothing but contempt.
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