CNN is reporting that Jill Carroll has been released from captivity, apparantly unharmed.  She was interviewed by Baghdad Television, a station owned by the Iraqi Islamic Party upon her release. 

I’m sure more details will come out in the days ahead.

UPDATE:  More from the Christian Science Monitor, the NYTimes, and the WaPo.

UPDATE #2:  And John Podhoretz is an insensitive, bloviating ass.  The woman has been free for less than a day, and the wingnut attack brigade has already geared up to paint her as being mental.  (Looks like reader Corinne caught this at the same time I did.  Kudos.)

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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