By Ian Robinson, The Calgary Sun
I have to admit, Mr. Robinson's column about the smug and disconnected attitudes of the rescued peace activists in Iraq made me smile. One thing for sure... we have more than our fair share of snotty nosed, thankless youth in America, as brought to our attentions by my fellow blogger, MD Conservative.
But here in the good ol' US, there's plenty of us willing to call out the expats who are determined to stay here instead of move somewhere else when they behave like the fools they are. But Oh Canada?? Wow... what a surprise.
Mr. Robinson doesn't pull any punches, and puts the "moral imbeciles" in their place with his well worded column. Read it, and let your heart soar. Some across our northern borders do "get it".
When the three Western hostages were rescued by coalition forces in Iraq last week and returned to Canada, was I the only one who was disappointed?
Was I the only one who thought: Dear Lord. Is THIS what all the fuss was about?
These smarmy, international busybodies, the Gladys Kravitzes of the Iraq occupation, peering out at the world from behind the curtains with their pursed little disapproving lips?
These sanctimonious, reality challenged little creeps?
And even after the release, the organization to which they're attached was still taking metaphorical shots at the coalition of troops who rescued them.
"As peacemakers who hold firm to our commitment to non-violence, we are also deeply grateful that they fired no shots to free our colleagues," their press release said.
What would the hostages have done if shots had been fired? Voluntarily returned to captivity?
If ever a group wasn't worth the effort and risk to free them, it's these guys.
NOTE TO CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS: For the love of the God you claim to follow, hire a public relations consultant.
Otherwise, the next freed hostage of yours might turn up and say what James Loney did, that: "After this, I'm going to disappear for a little while into a different kind of abyss -- an abyss of love."
An abyss of love. Loney, you silver-tongued devil, you.
A report out of Baghdad also indicated these self-involved, self-righteous morons declined to provide valuable intelligence about their kidnappers to the British, U.S. and Canadian soldiers who saved their lives!
See, members of Christian Peacemaker Teams are pacifists and they don't co-operate with men with guns who might use the information to track down kidnappers and/or terrorists and shoot them in the head until they agree to stop kidnapping and/or terrorizing people.
Pacifists don't believe in violence and refuse to use it or abet its use. Pacifists are therefore moral imbeciles.
They're like the guy at the party who won't kick in for the pizza but sneaks a slice when he thinks nobody's looking.
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