A Little Thanks For The Troops
"I do not believe that a lasting peace is achieved by armed force, but I pay tribute to their courage and thank those who played a part in my release."Ta-da! Kember's shown more class than his sponsoring organization, which slighted the soldiers and thanked their "Muslim brothers" instead.
Kember seems more human in his post-trauma shock, asking the questions a human should ask, but a Kumbayatoid wouldn't:
"It is the ordinary people of Iraq that you should be talking to -- the people who have suffered so much over many years and still await the stable and just society that they deserve. I now need to reflect on my experience -- was I foolhardy or rational? -- and also to enjoy freedom in peace and quiet."If he ends up on the rational end of his thought processes, Kember should note that despite the limited but ongoing violence in Iraq, the stable society the Iraqi people deserve is much closer today than it ever was under Saddam.
War, ugly as it is, works.
hat-tip: Breitbart photo: Reuters
Tags: Kember, Peacemaker, Iraq