Human Shields Change Their Minds, Return Home

Fox News reports: “Some of the peace activists who went to Iraq to serve as human shields in the event of war returned home, fearing for their safety, a spokesman said Sunday.”
Fearing for their safety? Isn’t that the whole point of being a human shield? The spokesman explains further:
“The aim was always a mass migration and if we had had five to ten thousand people here there would never be a war. We do not have those numbers.”
The Daily Telegraph reports that nine of the eleven British “shields” who traveled from London to Baghdad by bus have returned home.
The human shields have been taking some abuse even from within the “peace” movement:
“On Friday, the head of Sweden’s largest peace organization urged human shields to leave Iraq, saying they were being used for propaganda purposes by Saddam Hussein….’To go down to Iraq and live and act there on the regime’s expense, then you’re supporting a terrible dictator. I think that method is entirely wrong,’ [Maria Ermanno] told Swedish Radio.”