Activist Group Condemns Coalition after Rescue

In reference to the peace activist group, the Christian Peacemakers Team, whose members were held hostage in Iraq and were rescued by Coalition forces: This thankless group, whose friends were rescued by the Coalition after being kidnapped by the enemies of freedom, had the gall to call those same forces illegal occupiers. Not only that, they forgave the same terrorists who kill innocent women and children for political statements. They actually had the nerve to say those things after they were saved form death by American and British forces!

The following is part of the statement put out by the Christian Peacemakers Team in response to the rescue operation that led to the freedom of their friends, if you can believe it. "We believe that the illegal occupation of Iraq by Multinational Forces is the root cause of the insecurity which led to this kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq. The occupation must end." [Where was this activist group when Saddam was committing genocide?]. The invasion of Iraq was legal and justified given Hussein’s failure to adhere to the surrender agreement he signed at the end of the Gulf War. Not to mention his illegal activities including supporting terrorism, housing terrorist training facilities and numerous war crimes including genocide.

“Today, in the face of this joyful news, our faith compels us to love our enemies even when they have committed acts which caused great hardship to our friends and sorrow to their families.” These people, who I hope go to Iraq so they can be kidnapped again, actually condemn the Coalition forces that rescued them while forgiving the terrorists that kidnapped and killed their friend! This is almost as bad as the anti-war group that heckles the family members of fallen soldiers at their funerals; you thankless, heartless sorry excuses for human beings. Do us all a favor and Jump off a bridge, please. We live in a backwards world where this type of thing happens all of the time. I’m hoping evolution weeds out these nutcases…society needs it. [CPT's Full Statment]