If we weren't in Iraq, there would be no hostages....

...right? Wapo:

An Iraqi militant group has kidnapped two Frenchmen and given the French government 48 hours to end a ban on Muslim headscarves, Arabic television station Al Jazeera said on Saturday.
Now, is that the same France I'm thinking of? Because, to be honest, I'm a bit confused.

Of course, there would be less hostages if we had not invaded Iraq. But, that's just like saying "if people would stop going into the Bear's den, then the Bear would stop killing people in the Bear's den." Yup, true. But the bear is a bear, no matter where he is. We are in a war. We can let the enemy choose the battlefield, or we can choose it ourselves.

(Hat tip: AIR)

Posted by: Rusty at 05:59 PM

Comments

1 "We are in a war. We can let the enemy choose the battlefield, or we can choose it ourselves." That's exactly what President Bush has done.
~C

Posted by: firstbrokenangel at August 28, 2004 11:16 PM

2 I've been following the hostages pretty closely and think you have been too. To my knowledge this is the first instance of a hostage being taken that is not directly related to the war in Iraq, but rather due to France's law regarding muslim women and hijab. Think this is the case?

Posted by: tallglassofmilk at August 29, 2004 03:37 AM

3 Quit picking on Bears, dammit. ;]

Posted by: Iornbear at August 30, 2004 02:07 PM






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