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Reporter Jill Carroll Freed In Iraq

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - American reporter Jill Carroll, who was kidnapped three months ago in a bloody ambush that killed her translator and later appeared in videotapes pleading for help, was released Thursday, telling the world that she was "just happy to be free."


"I just want to be with my family," Carroll, who wore a headscarf, told Baghdad Television.

Carroll said she was treated well but was never told why she was kidnapped.

...Carroll, a freelance reporter for the Christian Science Monitor and other publications, was kidnapped on Jan. 7, in Baghdad's western Adil neighborhood while going to interview Sunni Arab politician Adnan al-Dulaimi. Her translator, Allan Enwiyah, was killed in the attack about 300 yards from al-Dulaimi's office.


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Comments (14)

Super, now we can look forw... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Super, now we can look forward to her articles telling us how nice and misunderstood the insurgents are.

I was thinking the same thi... (Below threshold)
Joe:

I was thinking the same thing. The news report I heard emphasized she was released not rescued. Either way, I am happy she is safe and soon to be back with her family.

The blurb on the frontpage ... (Below threshold)
IreneFingIrene:

The blurb on the frontpage of CNN.com says :

"'They never said they would hit me. They never threatened me in any way,' she said in a TV interview after her release."

Yep... all except the part where they threatened to kill you. Does she even remember those videos she made?

Wait a minute...is this an ... (Below threshold)
astigafa:

Wait a minute...is this an example of the MSM reporting a positive news story from Iraq? This doesn't happen, right? Yeah. If a school opens in Tal Afar on the same day a car bomb kills 50 people, they're supposed to open their various broadcasts and front pages with the words, "New school in Tal Afar serves Freedom Fries..."

Love the anger expressed at her words regarding not being "threatened," by the way. Much enjoy. Would love to see you in exactly the same spot -- oh, exactly that spot, my love -- and then judge you thereafter by every word and turn of phrase, however tired and twisted you might be by the experience.

Of course, no tears shed ov... (Below threshold)
LJD:

Of course, no tears shed over the death of Allan Enwiyah... because those kidnappers were so nice and polite!

I'm sure she will have much... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

I'm sure she will have much more to say about the whole thing at a later date. She probably is just relieved to be free again. She'll get asked tougher questions in the future. I just hope she is honest about them!

The news report I heard ... (Below threshold)
mantis:

The news report I heard emphasized she was released not rescued.

Emphasized? She was released and not rescued. They just dropped her off.

That's about the only kind ... (Below threshold)

That's about the only kind of good news that is allowed on TV about Iraq...

Am I the only one that thin... (Below threshold)
Mark:

Am I the only one that thinks this whole thing was a scam? A writer travels to Iraq for a Christian Magazine and ends up getting kidnapped by the Martha Stewart of terrorist groups? I don't buy it for one second.

Lets see how long it takes her to get that book out there and how much money she makes off of it. I hope her friends in Iraq get their cut.

Like anyone is surprised by... (Below threshold)
Nahanni:

Like anyone is surprised by this? This was a set up from the beginning-a cheap propaganda stunt. This "journalist" has been and I am sure still is one of the islamofascists biggest propagandists.

Do not be surprised if she announces that the has "converted to Islam".

Am I the only one that t... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Am I the only one that thinks this whole thing was a scam? A writer travels to Iraq for a Christian Magazine and ends up getting kidnapped by the Martha Stewart of terrorist groups? I don't buy it for one second.

You're not the only one, but you are one of the stupid ones. She worked for the Christian Science Monitor, which is a 100 year old newspaper (not magazine) that is not "Christian" in it's content or focus.

Also, other hostages have been freed after being held in Iraq for extended periods of time by the same groups (e.g. Minas Ibrahim al-Yusufi).

Such assholes.

All I can say is YES MANTIS... (Below threshold)
John:

All I can say is YES MANTIS! YES YES! Ha. woooo. gotta love the truth in action.

or is that inaction?

I love the Christian Science Monitor. I think all of you should probably read the article posted in the paper she wrote for; before you give anymore opinions:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0331/p01s01-woiq.html

Glad she is unharmed, but a... (Below threshold)
Deto:

Glad she is unharmed, but anyone with a brain can tell her whole story smells like fish.

Unless she is dumb as a stone she knew she was being recorded (audio/video0) in her 1st interview in which she exuded TOTAL calmness (must be a great actress huh, maybe give her an Oscar).

If this wannabe muslim writes a book on this ordeal I'll be the first to vote her back to iraq.

allah is so merciful that h... (Below threshold)

allah is so merciful that he loves everybody, even infidels! he told his favourite prophet (that's me (pbum)) to take a break from paradise and come for a visit to cyberspace. he instructed me to create a website that is the 'official' words of islam so that all naughty muslims may read it and learn the truth!!! that way infidels will realise that allah is a very cool dude indeed! anyway, enough waffle, here it is... http://www.prophetmohammed.co.uk




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