A Baghdad-based presence since October 2002. Team members accompanied the Iraqi people through the U.S.-led 2003 war and continue during the post-war occupation to expose abusive acts by U.S. Armed Forces and support Iraqis committed to nonviolent resistance.
I'm just not sure how I feel here. Somehow 'gloat' comes to mind. But as much as I want to I just can't thank the kidnappers. However it does seem to be another indication of incompetence on their part. Maybe it's easier to capture someone that is on your side.