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Hezbollah > America

CBS journalist is delighted he was captured by pro-Hezbollah agents instead of Americans:

Butler said he felt it was better to be kidnapped in Iraq then taken into custody by Americans in Afghanistan.

“I was pleased I wasn’t being mortarboarded in Guantanamo or being held for six and a half years like an Al-Jazeera cameraman, for instance,” he said.

Mortarboarded? Is this like some kind of Chinese dunce-cap-humiliation ritual where you’re paraded around with one of those hats you wear at graduation?

Update: From a reader:

The writer of the piece is identified as as AP Television Writer.  That’s still no excuse for having the Iraqi troops searching for an “arms cachet”. 

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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