Friday, March 24, 2006

Better Late than Never

***UPDATE*** Over at Belmont Club, Wretchard reports that the freed CPT activists are not cooperating with authorities in providing information about the criminals who abducted them. Apparently, they would rather that the murder of their friend and fellow activist Tom Fox went unpunished. Is justice no longer a Christian principle?

Two days after three Christian Peacemaker Team activists were rescued in Iraq, the organization has seen fit to post a
message of thanks to the coalition force soldiers who rescued them:
We are grateful to the soldiers who risked their lives to free Jim, Norman and Harmeet. As peacemakers who hold firm to our commitment to nonviolence, we are also deeply grateful that they fired no shots to free our colleagues.
CPT posted this message as an addendum to their original press release, which referred to the CPT activists as having been "released" rather than rescued; furthermore, the CPT website lacked any expression of gratitude to the soldiers who risked their lives so that these people might be free.

Undoubtably, the organization felt the heat after forgetting the thank you's, and is doing a little PR/damage control in the aftermath (Michelle Malkin has a post covering this angle). Still, CPT's original press release shows that totalitarian regimes don't have a monopoly on newspeak.

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