Dear Jonah has this to offer:
But Jill Carroll is increasingly starting to bug me. The details are still murky and it’s hard to appreciate what she’s been through. And maybe JPod’s right about Stockholm syndrome. And maybe the media’s selectively choosing what to show of her statements. But it would be nice to hear her say something remotely critical of her captors, particularly about the fact that they murdered her translator in cold blood. I’m very glad she’s alive, but I’m getting a very bad vibe. More, no doubt, to come.
You know Jonah, right? He’s the conservative columnist who believes that the Iraq War is some sort of moral crusade, but not one for pundits with easy jobs:
As for why my sorry a** isn’t in the kill zone, lots of people think this is a searingly pertinent question. No answer I could give — I’m 35 years old, my family couldn’t afford the lost income, I have a baby daughter, my a** is, er, sorry, are a few — ever seem to suffice.
In the context of that hypocrisy, it’s not surprising at all that he would try to score political points based on the video of someone who was just released from three months of captivity. It certainly takes courage to do it.