From the Ratzinger Fan Club blog.
A good friend of mine is an Engineer for Metra. I feel for these hostages much the same way I feel for those folks who race the crossing gate with my friend.
Somewhere there is some American soldier putting their life at risk to save these folks. I hope they appreciate him or her and stop racing the gates over there in Iraq.
And here's something from Reuters which is the most current news on them I find.