Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Bluto's "Adopt-a-Hostage" Program

Christian Peacemakers Teams, the organization that sponsored the ill-fated Iraq trip of Norman Kember and his fellow hostages, recently ended their "Adopt-a-Detainee" Program.

From the CPT website:
The Adopt-a-Detainee Letter-Writing Campaign, beginning in March 2004, matched individual detainees with congregations, mosques, synagogues, and peace groups in North America and around the world. These groups wrote letters to U.S., Iraqi and other relevant officials on the detainees' behalf. The campaign grew out of CPT's investigation of and reporting on abuses within the U.S.-run detention system in Iraq during the fall of 2003.
I am hereby announcing The Dread Pundit Bluto Adopt-a-Hostage Program. While the The Dread Pundit Bluto Adopt-a-Hostage Program will not obstruct the fight against terrorism by providing propaganda as the CPT "Adopt-a-Detainee" Program did, it will accomplish just as much good as my friends at CPT did.

To participate, select one of the four hostages: Norman Kember, Great Britain; Thomas Fox, USA; Harmeet Singh Sooden, a Canadian living in New Zealand; or James Loni of Canada; or another hostage of your choice. Once you've picked your favorite hostage, sit down and compose a long heart-felt letter explaining why you think he should be released, and send it to this address:

Santa Claus
The North Pole

Thanks to The Spanktuary for news of the "Adopt-a-Detainee" program.