Jill Carroll

When it comes to the kidnapping of journalist Jill Carroll, metro Detroit seems to be in a state of shock. Carroll grew up in Ann Arbor, which is maybe an hour west. Although metro Detroit and the American population seems resigned to accept each new military death, the kidnapping and deaths of non-military Americans is unsettling. The thing is any harm to any American should be unsettling, we should not be accepting or resigned to the fact. Every new death should bring the same flurry of news that Carroll’s kidnapping has brought.

The videotape set tomorrow as the deadline. It is well-known the US does not negotiate for the safe return of hostages. Tomorrow morning when we wake up, we will know whether the pleas from around the world, from many organizations and people were effective.

And tomorrow, maybe we should also think of all the innocents, not just the innocent Americans, who are caught in the middle of this horror in Iraq. All the people who were just living their lives and doing their jobs…

1 Comment so far

  1. Yolie (unregistered) on January 20th, 2006 @ 12:20 am

    I agree, we need to not only feel for and pray for our missing in action soldiers, kidnapped civilians and other americans. We need to speak up for the hundreds, maybe thousands of innocent iraq citizens that have lost their lives, homes, and or family members since all this started. We cannot blame our soldiers for this war, they have a job to do. I just it will be over soon and there will finally be peace in the middle east and everywhere on earth.



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