Foley’s statement before being beheaded:
“I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government. For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality,” Foley reads as he kneels beside an armed militant, masked and dressed all in black. “My message to my beloved parents: Save me some dignity, and don’t accept some minor compensation for my death from the same people who effectively hit the last nail in my coffin with their recent aerial campaign in Iraq. I call on my brother John, who is a member of the U.S. Air Force: Think about what you are doing. Think about the lives you destroy, including those of your own family … I wish I could have the hope of freedom and seeing my family once again, but that ship has sailed. I guess all in all, I wish I wasn’t American.”
If you want, you can see the video at Liveleak (I won’t put a link here, but you can simply Google "James Write Foley Liveleak"and it is right there). It is not nearly as gory and disturbing as much of what has been seen in recent weeks, but it would be more appropriate to make somebody look for the video link rather than to simply post it here.
He may well have been subject to intensive abuse and brainwashing for a period of time prior to this.