November 08, 2006

Ex-Peacenick Hostage Won't Testify Against Terrorist Captors

I don't know whether to admire former hostage in Iraq Norman Kember for his principled stand or to think the worst about him for believing in those same principles which I think are misguided at best and evil at worst. The thought that one shouldn't testify against terrorists because they might receive the death penalty is so foreign to me that I'm speechless.

BBC News:

Former British hostage Norman Kember has said he is unlikely to testify at any trial over his kidnapping in Iraq....

Mr Kember told Channel 4 News he had been informed there had been arrests but said he faced a "moral dilemma" as he was against the death penalty.

The 74-year-old, who was opposed to the US-led action in Iraq, said he "can understand" what motivated the gang.

I take that back. Norman Kember is a first rate asshole. Clearly the modern peace movement is less about peace and more about hatred of the West and all it stands for.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:12 AM | Comments |