The Guardian reports today on the latest reported hostage-taking, of a black American soldier, whose photograph was posted on an Iraqi website. He was shown seated in front of a black flag, gun pointed at his head.
He has been identified as Action Figure Cody, a toy doll of the 'Action Man' variety.
Hat-tip - Irene Adler.
UPDATE - hostage mother pleads for son's life.
"And bad mistakes, I've made a few..."
6 hours ago