Rescued man’s rescue plan

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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 01:41 pm

fascinating piece by former hostage Douglas Wood:

When I was rescued from terrorists in Baghdad by Iraqi forces, I thought this was proof positive that US policy in Iraq was working.

US and coalition forces were training the “new Iraqi army” and empowering them to take control of their own destiny.

My captors were caught by Iraqis and tried in an Iraqi court in the room next to where Saddam Hussein was also being tried. They were found guilty and are now serving life terms in jail.

But things changed when Nuri al-Maliki was elected Prime Minister of Iraq with the decisive support of terrorist turned politician, Muqtada al-Sadr.

Read on for Wood’s suggested remedy. His final line:

If it would help to stabilise the situation in Iraq, I would have no problem if my former captors were also forgiven.

Wood is obviously a very forgiving man; his piece appears in the Age, the same paper that previously condemned him as insensitive, a graceless, undignified, blustering buffoon, and unreliable.

Posted by Tim B. on 01/03/2007 at 06:00 PM
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