James Foley's last letter to his family

James Foley

It ends, "Grammy, please take your medicine, take walks and keep dancing. I plan to take you out to Margarita’s when I get home. Stay strong because I am going to need your help to reclaim my life."

The letter was dictated to a fellow detainee, who memorized it and read it to Foley's mother over the phone when he was released.


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  1. edgore says:

    Such a tragedy.

    Also, doesn't detainee give too much status to his captors? Foley was a hostage.

  2. Considering the term we give to people we torture and kill at Gitmo, I say this usage is consistent, until we start calling the people we torture something else.

  3. edgore says:

    I am against that particular bit of newspeak as well. Two wrongs etc.

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