Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Free at last

Going straight from 114 days in captivity to two hours of press interviews, BBC reporter Alan Johnston nonetheless looked good for the experience and sounded pretty damn chipper.

All in a day's work? Probably not. But you could be forgiven for thinking so. He described his abduction and four-month captivity as the worst time of his life. A colleague at the BBC said Johnston is a "superman".

Perhaps it's fitting that he gain his freedom on Independence Day. Happy 4th of July to one and all.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Glamourpuss said...

At last! Poor bugger...

Puss

04 July, 2007 10:56  
Blogger Pie said...

It was great news to wake up to this morning.

04 July, 2007 11:47  
Blogger Judith said...

Now if that doesnt add a beam of sunshine to your day! Hurrah! Im so glad he's out.

04 July, 2007 12:32  
Blogger Lee said...

That's wonderful news indeed! Happy Independence Day to him!

04 July, 2007 13:06  
Blogger Shauns Bicester info blog. said...

Good to wake up to some good news for a change...

04 July, 2007 15:33  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Stiff upper lip n all. Makes you proud. (I'd be a quivering jelly)

04 July, 2007 16:36  
Blogger Underground Baker said...

He must be feeling like a lucky man!
That was good news to see the other night.

04 July, 2007 18:52  
Blogger Gardenia said...

We all agree - he was very lucky. I hope now he gets healing quickly, I bet he will have a case of post traumatic stress syndrome that will be huge!

04 July, 2007 20:27  
Blogger Karen said...

Fantastic news. Interesting that it happened on the US holiday...

05 July, 2007 01:02  
Blogger My Reflecting Pool said...

wonderful! Hope your fourth was nice.

05 July, 2007 14:10  
Blogger furiousBall said...

that really is great news. I'm reading A Mighty Heart right now about the abduction of Danny Pearl and it was nice to see a headline like this come out of the Middle East for once.

05 July, 2007 15:52  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

wow!! what wonderful news!

no better fourth of july news could be had.

thanks for sharing :)

05 July, 2007 19:21  
Blogger Tanya said...

He seemed in remarkably good shape, but I think that he will feel the force of the emotion once the cameras are shut down and he is on his own.

08 July, 2007 20:16  

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