Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Electing To Serve?

I usually try not to blog the same topics as the big guys, like Instapundit, do, cuz there seems little point in doing so beyond vanity-press considerations, which don;t really appeal to me anyway.

But this, from Lance Frizzel, is too true to ignore:

Back in January '03, you may remember a group of Western liberals who volunteered to go to Iraq as human shields in case the US enforced UN resolutions that Saddam violated. Key graf:

"...they are willing to put themselves in the firing line should US and British forces bomb Iraq. They plan to identify potential bombing targets such as power stations and bridges and act as human shields to protect them."

Well, I think I have just the job for these globe-travelers: Iraq Election Poll Worker. They are familiar with the terrain and people, they have a self-professed desire to help and they seem very articulate. However, their biggest asset is bravery. If they are willing to hunker down between Coalition Forces and a bridge, standing between a foreign terrorist and a polling precinct should be no big deal. Any takers?
Has anyone contacted any of the original "human shield" contingent to see if they're willing, I wonder? It'd be interesting to hear the replies.