What color is a human shield? Crayola needs to invent a
new hue weaker than lemonade and paler than jaundice:
Showing the cowardice of their deluded convictions,
dozens of Americans, Brits, Canadians, and Australians
who went to Iraq to protect Saddam Hussein`s regime with
their unshaven, Eddie Bauer-clothed bodies are now
Republican Guards tried to move their pampered Western
pawns in front of
nuclear plants and electricity stations in
preparation for impending war, the human shields
buckled. Daniel Pepper, a 22-year-old
London Telegraph that he was appalled when
Saddam`s soldiers dispatched him to a
yucky oil refinery.
“sinister,” Pepper sniveled, to expect him to
"sleep 50 yards from stacks billowing with black smoke."
Before he and his abettors recklessly volunteered to run
interference for Saddam, the miffed Mr. Pepper should
have asked the Kurds about the Iraqi dictator`s penchant
for exposing innocent civilians to far more deadly fumes
than secondhand oil refinery smoke.
We need to
“negotiate,” young Pepper wheedled.
and they were having such a blast, these human shields,
what with all the free cigarettes and PlayStations that
those nice Iraqi soldiers had been handing out. How
could Saddam have turned so, so inconsiderate? Why
couldn`t he just position them somewhere less smoky and
more secure–like on top of a sofa in a
Baghdad hospital lounge
or behind the toy chest in a day-care playroom?
Somebody call a wahmbulance. The pathetic peace-mongers
want to come “home.”
right. Warped American human shields— who violated our
laws banning citizens from traveling
Iraq without State
Department clearances—are knocking on the door of the
birthplace they have forsaken in word and deed.
Benjamin Joffe-Walt, a 23-year-old American human
shield from the Philadelphia area who left Iraq after a
few weeks` of shield duty and returned to Canada this
week, where he`s a high school teacher. Joffe-Walt says
his trip “was very stressful” (it was really
harrowing, for example, trying to figure out what time
the group of human shields should go to bed) but he`d
make the manly sacrifice again. For now, Joffe-Walt
wants to re-enter the U.S. to speak to students at his
alma mater, Philly`s Central High School, presumably to
indoctrinate new recruits.
the first human shield to re-enter the U.S.,"
bragged to the Philadelphia Daily News. "I
don`t expect to get arrested. I`m not worth the time and
it would set off a big media storm."
such as Benjamin Joffe-Walt and Daniel Pepper who
trekked to Iraq
to take orders from Saddam`s sadists have betrayed their
country and effectively renounced their citizenship.
Their naiveté is not
benign. They should no longer be welcome here. And our
government should say so.
human shields who want to retain all the rights and
citizenship will bleat about their free speech
rights. Well, it`s one thing to paint a peace sign on
your soft yellow belly and
prance around naked on your college campus. It is
quite another to take that belly onto foreign soil to
engage in hostilities against the
U.S., and to knowingly
sabotage our government`s efforts to provide for the
with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who
noted in a letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft
this week: "It is my opinion that any American who
voluntarily engages in conduct to impede a potential
American military operation, and who thereby endangers
the lives of our nation`s men and women in uniform, is
participating in a program designed to weaken the power
of the United States to wage war successfully. I
strongly believe efforts to impede a potential military
Iraq should be strongly
American buffers have proven themselves to be as
willfully treacherous as American al Qaeda enemy
combatant John Walker Lindh.
place that`s fit for these
stateless turncoats to call home is a detainee bunk
bed at Guantanamo
Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores.
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