No Good Deed Goes Unpunished...
...Particularly by the American Looney Left fringe.
While rational Americans were celebrating the rescue of three Western hostages in Iraq from a murderous Islamist group calling itself the Swords of Righteousness Brigades, the organization the hostages represented remains utterly ungrateful.
The Christian Peacekeeper Teams, who have repeatedly expressed sympathy for the insurgents' cause, despite the fact that one of their members, Tom Fox, was murdered by them not long ago. But was do CPT have to say about the members of the British and American military who risked their lives to save the three hostages?
"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....We pray that Christians throughout the world will, in the same spirit, call for justice and for respect for the human rights of the thousands of Iraqis who are being detained illegally by the U.S. and British forces occupying Iraq."
In fact, the CPT rejects the idea that our soldiers are in any way responsible for the fact that their three members are alive:
"They [the hostages] knew that their only protection was in the power of the love of God and of their Iraqi and international co-workers. "
Thanks, guys. Thanks a lot.
Not one word of thanks. Not ONE. Not one word of praise, or gratitude or even appreciation.
Wait--there was one group the CPT singled out for praise after Western soldiers freed their members from Islamist murderers:
"We have been especially moved by the gracious outpouring of support from Muslim brothers and sisters in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. That support continues to come to us day after day."
Would those be the same Muslim brothers who shot Tom Fox to death? The two Muslim brothers captured by the US military a few days ago who knew were the hostages were being held but told no one until our soldiers questioned them?
No thanks for the Brits or the Army or the Marines. Just for the "Muslim brothers and sisters," some of whom aided and abetted kidnapping and murder.
That's everything you need to know about the mental state of the American Left.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin and her readers have noted that the press release from the CPT doesn't even refer to the "rescue" of their hostages, merely their "release." How pathetic can you get?