"The motivations of these people are not based on helping Saddam, call them naive, stupid, misguided or whatever you want but stop using crap about them wanting to help Saddam. They want to help ordinary Iraqi's." If they truly wanted to "help" the Iraqi people, there are much more constructive ways of going about it. As i've said before, sitting comfortably at a location that the United States has no intention of bombing does not prove the courage of these people - and while it is a "bold" statment, it is lacking in substance. It does nothing to help the Iraqi people. If these human shields really wanted to accomplish something and help the Iraqi people, they would be going out into the streets volunteering their services to re-building certain infrastructure that has been destroyed while Saddam has been in control -they could help in rebuilding/updating school buildings, they could offer to help out at the underfunded and undermanned hospitals, and they could, in general, try to make the lives of these poor and miserable people better than it is - you know, things that real humanitarians do? Basically, these frauds could start to physically help the Iraqi people instead of sitting on their butts and doing nothing but opening their mouths. It's a lot harder to go out there and actually help the people, than it is to sit comfortably in a nice facility paying lip-service to the media. These people are no Mother Teresa's.