This is obviously great news, and since everyone else seems to be covering it, I don’t really have much to add. I would, however, like to point out something at Expat Yank:
CNN: American hostage Jill Carroll, a freelance journalist released Thursday in Iraq after nearly three months in captivity, said she was “treated very well” while she was held.
“They never said they would hit me. They never threatened me in any way,” she said in a TV interview after her release…
So they just took her hostage after killing her companion, but “never threatened” her.