October 19, 2004

CARE Director Margaret Hassan Taken Hostage In Iraq

UPDATE 11/16: Margaret Hassan has been executed on video. Check this post for 11/16 update or go to MAIN PAGE for news, links to video, and images of hostages in Iraq.

UPDATE 10/22: A video showing Margaret Hassan pleading for her life has been aired on al-Jazeera TV. Update here.

Via Digger's Realm this ironical news:

The director of CARE International's operation in Iraq [Margaret Hassan] was kidnapped early Tuesday in Baghdad, the organization said.
Why ironical? Because Margaret Hassan was active in the movement both to end sanctions against Iraq and actively involved in the anti-war movement. CARE was also the only international relief organization to have a national presence during the entire course of the sanctions regime and dring the war. Let's hope whoever took her has access to Google and does a simple search. Word is an Australian hostage was released after the terrorists did just that.

M. H. King says "Just damn."
Jeff Quinton notes that the hostage video has now been shown on US TV.
Michele at the Command Post is also covering this.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:39 AM | Comments |