"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Monday, June 12, 2006

Don't Wanna Be Zarqawi

Saturday, June 10, 2006

A Jewish student foolishly hanging around the Palestinian town of Nablus was briefly kidnapped by Palestinian “activists” today, but when the kidnappers realized he was an American they dropped him like a hot potato: Palestinians hand over kidnapped American citizen to IDF. (Hat tip: Writer Mom.)

Members of an armed Fatah militia which claimed to have kidnapped an Israeli Saturday transferred the individual in question, a U.S. citizen, to the custody of the Palestinian Authority before dawn Sunday.

The PA security forces subsequently handed the American over to the Israel Defense Forces. Defense officials believe once the militants discovered the person was indeed an American citizen, they took steps to end the matter quickly.

“Apparently, the kidnappers did not want to end up like Zarqawi,” a defense official said.

Hmmm. And all this time our MSM is trying to figure out who's gonna step up and fill the shoes of their dearly departed. I'm guessin' there's just a little apprehention. What do you think?