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The Style Police

NTodd is just too nice to these people in his post: The Clothes Don’t Make The Person.

The woman was held captive for almost three months, so her clothes would be pretty gamey if she hadn’t changed them. She was dumped in the street outside the office of the Iraqi Islamic Party wearing what her captors gave her to wear. Last time I checked there are a shortage of malls open in Baghdad right now and going down the side streets looking for a Gap or Banana Republic was probably not on the woman’s agenda. She would probably be thinking that she would like something in desert camo and Kevlar that featured the aroma of Hoppe’s gun oil.

This isn’t the “Stockholm syndrome”: it’s called common sense. She wanted to avoid notice and get the hell out of there before another group of Iraqis decided to grab her. In addition to the political kidnappings there are an obscene number of garden variety kidnapping for ransoms going on at the moment in Iraq.

Everyone who questioned Ms. Carroll’s wardrobe should be sent to Iraq and required to walk two blocks in the middle of Sadr City wearing West Coast casual Friday.


1 oldwhitelady { 03.31.06 at 11:58 pm }

Isn’t that the truth! Questioning her clothing after being captive for that long of time, is just picking at her. Shouldn’t they be happy that she’s still alive, instead of worrying about what she’s wearing?

2 Bryan { 04.01.06 at 12:05 am }

They apparently would have been happier if she had been beheaded. Rude, crude, and unglued – that’s the rightwing.