No one should be surprised that, once liberated, the Christian Peacemaker team would stick a thumb in the eye of the U.S. and the troops.
“They knew that their only protection was in the power of the love of God and of their Iraqi and international co-workers,” Pritchard said.
He also called for coalition forces to leave the country.
All righty then, back to work.
“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,” Pritchard said.
Do people still talk this way? Is al Zarqawi just a deeply insecure fellow who works out his issues on the necks of people?
Sheesh. One can only imagine the awkward moment of liberation.
Marine: OK, the area is secure. Are you OK?
Christian Peacemaker: Oh! we’ve been rescued by … the occupiers.
CP: We were hoping for someone a little more … um… oppressed.
Marine: My name is Miguel, if that helps.
Marine: So do you want to be taken out of here or what?
UPDATE: Keep reading below, I got beat to this post…
UPDATE II: Sites you need to check out:
The Jawa Report has the most comprehensive list of reactions to the CPT. (Thanks to Vinnie and Rusty)
Michelle Malkin is posting emails sent to the CPT leadership.
If you have the faith to love your enemies, you might consider loving your friends and rescuers too.
Random thought. Perhaps the Christian Peacemakers don’t love their enemies after all. It’s becoming perfectly clear that the “occupation forces” are the real enemy here.