Today’s wake-up call…
Today’s wake-up call for some of the anti-war folks:

LONDON (AP) – Some of the peace activists who went to Iraq to serve as human shields in the event of war returned home, fearing for their safety, a spokesman said Sunday.

Gosh, really? Safety concerns? Who’d’a thought!

“The aim was always a mass migration and if we had had five to ten thousand people here there would never be a war,” he said. “We do not have those numbers.”

First of all, they’re fantasizing if they think they can stop a war by simply standing there. Saddam must be disarmed, and he’s chosen his own path by not doing so by now. A bunch of misguided people with their heads in the clouds wouldn’t stop that.

Further, they haven’t even the tiniest percentage of those numbers…

The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that nine of the 11 British human shields in the bus convoy had left Baghdad. Briggs said about a dozen Britons remained in Iraq alongside several dozens from other countries.

Where are all the protestors? At home in their free countries, perhaps? Most likely being protected by weapons of mass destruction that their own heads of state would never use on them.

He told Britain’s Press Association news agency that Iraq limited the sites that human shields could visit. “Now we are being told we cannot go to certain sites, such as hospitals, so we are reassessing our strategy,” he said.

Once again, the human shields are shocked–SHOCKED–that Hussein would be using them as pawns to his own advantage. As I noted before, they find they’re being placed at location suspiciously close to army bases. These folks leaving Iraq must be as disillusioned as Sean Penn was to find out his words had been twisted by Hussein. When will they learn?

On Friday, the head of Sweden’s largest peace organization urged human shields to leave Iraq, saying they were being used for propaganda purposes by Saddam Hussein. Maria Ermanno, chairwoman of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, cited reports that Iraqi officials were arranging transportation, accommodations and news conferences for the human shields. “To go down to Iraq and live and act there on the regime’s expense, then you’re supporting a terrible dictator. I think that method is entirely wrong,” Ermanno told Swedish Radio.

Well, apparently they can be taught. Let’s just hope the lesson spreads quickly.

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