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”.