A KIDNAPPING IN IRAQ—SUDDENLY IT WASN'TABSTRACT ANYMORE

Like many people, I've read about the people taken hostage in Iraq. And while I've felt that such actions are deeply wrong, and have often prayed, the concept itself was always abstract.

Until today, when I found out that a journalist I'm familiar with had been kidnapped while in her car in Iraq. Suddenly, it wasn't an abstract concept anymore.

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