Hey, Pigman Limbaugh…you’ll be happy to know that Tom Fox is dead. Yay! One more pesky peacenik has learned his lesson the hard way. I bet you’re popping OxyContin by the fat old fistful just to celebrate this…
The body of a kidnapped U.S. peace activist was found bound and shot in Baghdad, police said on Saturday, while President George W. Bush warned Americans of more fighting and sacrifice before U.S. troops could come home.
Police said the body of Tom Fox, kidnapped in November with three colleagues by a group calling itself the Swords of Truth, was discovered on Thursday with the hands tied and a single gunshot wound to the head at a rubbish dump in western Baghdad.
The American, who had campaigned against what he called the dehumanization of the U.S. occupation, appeared to have been beaten with electric cables before his death, said a policeman who found the body beside a railway line.
The kidnappers, one of many armed groups that have seized more than 200 foreigners and thousands of Iraqis since the U.S.-led invasion, had threatened to kill the four members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams unless U.S. forces and Iraqi authorities freed all prisoners in their custody.
There was no word on the fate of Fox’s three colleagues.
A U.S. embassy spokeswoman said Fox’s body was on its way back to the United States. She had no comment on his death.
Fears about Fox’s fate were raised earlier this week when Arabic television station Al Jazeera aired a video dated February 28 showing only fellow kidnapped activists Briton Norman Kember and Canadians James Loney and Harmeet Sooden.
Well, now we know why Tom Fox wasn’t in the picture. If he wasn’t already dead when that footage was taken, he was probably being isolated from the others in advance of his murder. Probably being tortured, too, if the condition of his body is any indication.
But hey, Rush, don’t let me rain all over your piggy party. Celebrate! You’ve been rubbing your pudgy hands and looking forward to this, after all…
On November 29, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh read an Associated Press report about the apparent kidnapping of four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) activists by an Iraqi insurgent group. Limbaugh announced that “part of me likes this.” He explained: “Well, here’s why I like it. I like any time a bunch of leftist feel-good hand-wringers are shown reality.”
After suggesting that the story “could all be BS … could all be a stunt,” Limbaugh said, “We’ll take it face value at first.” Addressing the kidnapped CPT activists, Limbaugh said, “[Y]ou’ve met the bad guys, and you tried your technique on them, and now you’re blindfolded in a room with guns pointed at you and knives at your throat. I don’t like that.” He then added, “But any time a bunch of people that walk around with the head in the sand practicing a bunch of irresponsible, idiotic theory confront reality, I’m kind of happy about it, because I’m eager for people to see reality, change their minds, if necessary, and have things sized up.”
Well, Rush…I guess now we know what wasn’t BS. And what wasn’t a stunt. It was always deathly serious, and Tom Fox knew that. That’s why he went, in fact. He wasn’t afraid to lay down his life for peace, or to try and help other people–unlike you, who only showed up long enough to drop a load of chicken crap on the soldiers suffering and dying over in Afghanistan.
Yeah, talk to us some more about “feel-good hand-wringers”, Rush, I’m sure we’d all love to hear it. What were you doing over there on your all-too-brief stay, if not wringing your hands about the “unpatriotic” liberals and trying to convince soldiers to feel good about being there to fight, die and commit murder and torture for nothing–except maybe Deadeye Dick and Gee Dubya’s oily cronies?
As for reality and “having things sized up”: I don’t think Tom Fox would have changed his mind as a result of being taken captive, even at the last moment. There is no reason why he should have; he was in the right, and he was in deeper contact with reality than the Pigman will ever be. His death doesn’t change that.
You, on the other hand, could sure use a dose of reality for a change, instead of more Oxy. Your irresponsible, idiotic theories (which you’ve never had the guts to put to the test) are costing thousands of innocent lives.
Tom Fox was too decent and too busy doing God’s work to say this, so I’ll say it on his behalf:
Fuck you, Rush Limbaugh. Fuck you very much, and damn you and all your cowardly ilk to hell.