4 peace activists got kidnapped in Iraq. According to the Corner, their organization's website declares:
"CPT does not advocate the use of violent force to save lives of its workers should they be kidnapped, held hostage, or caught in the middle of a conflict situation."
I think a better policy is enunciated by law professor Glenn Reynolds who says that his blog supports the use of violent force to save the blog's workers - namely himself.
If I get kidnapped,
I hope my staff feels free
Whoever kidnapped me.