PERSON OF THE WEEK - March 26-April 1, 2006
Sorry for being late on this, but I couldn't decide on a person, and I had trouble finding a graphic (There are no public domain photos, and this was the only graphic in the Microsoft Clip Gallery that even VAGUELY conveyed the idea of a hostage, let alone a freed hostage.)
ANYWAY... I really appreciated some of the things former hostage Jill Caroll had to say last week. I had been getting really sick of people getting released by terrorists and then telling the world how great their captors were to them. Carroll bucked the trend and told it like it was - the people who held her were evil terrorists, period. Finally, someone who realizes that no political cause justifies the the kidnapping of innocent civilians!
I have noticed that the terrorists in Iraq have adopted the strategy of only kidnapping people who they think will sing their praises once released (peace activists, journalists). Luckily, there are still a few jounalists in this world who lay politics aside and just tell it like it is. Jill Caroll seems to be one of those people, and she made sure that the terrorists' strategy of using former hostages as PR tools blew up in their faces this time. So, for being a model journalist and standing up to the forces of terror, Jill Caroll is ConservaGlobe's Person of the Week.
Runners-Up: Rafi Eitan, Amir Peretz
Tags: Jill Caroll, News, Iraq, War, War in Iraq,Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom, War on Terrorism, Media, Christian Science Monitor, Person of the Week