Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Wrong enemy?
While taking my wife to work this morning we heard about the latest kidnapping in Iraq. Two Jordanian truck drivers named Ahmad Salameh Hussein and Fayez Saad al-Adwan were kidnapped Monday. Their employer, Daoud and Partners, has agreed to stop working for the US in Iraq, in order to save the lives of their drivers. I notice we keep blaming these kidnappings on unnamed militants, terrorists, and Islamic extremists. But while I was listening to the story, I had a thought. "Maybe," I said to my wife, "this isn't being done by bad guys who hate our freedom. Maybe it's the Iraqi Teamsters' Union trying to protect their jobs." She changed the subject to gardening.

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