Thursday, March 30, 2006

Hostage Or "Low Interest" Loan?

Today, Jill Carroll (a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor) was apparently released from captivity after she had been kidnapped some three months ago. Since January 7, Carroll has been held against her will at an unknown location, and the captors stated they would kill her unless all women detainees in Iraq were set free by no later than February 26th. Well the 26th came and went, and there was no word on what happened to Carroll ... until she turned up unharmed earlier today at an Iraqi political party office. After reading this story, I can't help but think this entire caper was nothing more than preliminary leg work for future book/movie deals. Let's face it, the track record for hostages in Iraq isn't very good. But yet, Carroll was lucky enough to receive deluxe hostage accommodations, such as a furnished room with a working shower, and was also permitted to watch television and soak up an occasional newspaper. She even went so far as to praise how nice her captors were. Either she was hit one too many times in the head with a rifle butt, or she was laying the ground work for her star on the Hollywood walk of fame ... I'm leaning toward the latter.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this interesting as well. She didn't explain the Muslim attire. I thought perhaps she was treated ok, to give Iraqi people some good press, hey, look we don't torture our POW's

March 31, 2006 7:38 PM  
Blogger JK said...

If that was the theory, I think they went a little overboard ... hotel rooms I rent on vacation don't sound as nice. LOL. Thanks for reading.

April 01, 2006 8:55 AM  

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