The insanely brave Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll is freed, via our angry but huggable friend Americablog. I am unreasonably pleased by this news, probably showing that the maudlin gene in my Irish heritage is starting to become dominantas I age.
Situations like Jill's are one of the reasons I feel the way I do about people like Kaloonybin, i.e. not crossing street to piss on him, see under if on fire. (Oh, and do check out the "Baghdad photo" he's replaced the the fake one with to bolster his claims that all is well in Baghdad. It's shot from, apprently, my backyard.)
These craven bastards so need to protect their precious worldview, they'll not ony slag people who are out there trying to find the truth, they'll then set themselves up as being the ones who are doing something courageous, as being morally superior to somebody out there risking their lives. Because the truth that these reporters find is inconvenient.
I am obligated to link to Lara Logan, on the ground in Baghdad, smacking the shit out of this nonsense. I hope my wife will forgive my tiny new crush on Ms. Logan, in the same way she forgives my gay crush on the con-man dude from Lost.