Saturday, March 11, 2006

Terrorists killed and tortured American hostage

This is a tragic follow-up to my December post "'Peace' activists may learn fatal lesson". From MyWay News:
American hostage Tom Fox has been killed and his body, showing signs of torture, left at a garbage dump in Baghdad, police said on Saturday.

One of the policemen who found the body said the 54-year-old peace activist, wearing a gray tracksuit, appeared to have beaten with electric cables before his death. He had a single gunshot wound to the head and his hands were tied behind him.

Fox, who had been in Iraq to campaign against the U.S. occupation and to work for the release of Iraqis held by U.S. forces, was taken hostage with three colleagues in November by a group calling itself the "Swords of Truth."
I have a few thoughts on this:

1. While I have no doubts as to the sincerity of the mission of the anti-war Christian activists, I have plenty of doubts as to whether or not they have a lick of sense in them. Such a gross ignorance of the true nature of our enemies just proved fatal to Mr. Fox, and I pray that the others are spared of learning a similar lesson.

2. No matter which way you spin it, moonbats...George Bush did not kill Mr. Fox. A group of bloodthirsty Islamofascist murderers stuck in the Dark Ages, intent on the destruction of all Americans irrespective of our ideologies or parties, did. The same people that the leftists defend mightily (and secretly root for against us so as to make Bush look bad) just committed yet another war crime far worse than anything the left likes to accuse Bush of committing.

3. mean this wasn't the work of our soldiers? Those Pol Pot-like and Stalinesque troops of ours (Durbin the Turban's analogy, not mine) didn't do this? You mean it was actually the enemy who did this? Why, that's not possible! I thought the promises of a group hug and free couscous would have mollified those Islamic fundamentalists!

For those of you on the left, the prior paragraph was sarcasm.

What we saw at Abu Ghraib, with forcing inmates to wear panties on their heads or having women rub boobs on them, does not qualify as torture. Being beaten with electrical cords like Mr. Fox that is torture! Did our troops do that to him? appears to be the work of Cindy Sheehan's "freedom fighters" (her words, not mine!).

4. I wonder if we'll see Amnesty International, the ACLU, CAIR, or any other do-gooder groups out there condemn the treatment of Mr. Fox with the same ferocity they attacked American soldiers for (a) letting Gitmo detainees' lemon-pepper mahi-mahi fall below room temperature, and (b) not letting them starve to death via the hunger strike (resist the Schiavo analogies, folks, and stay on topic!). What do you think?

Mr. Fox did not deserve to die in this manner. I pray his family finds peace. While his judgment was clearly horrible, his heart appears to have been in the right place. Walk with God, Mr. Fox.