Monday, March 07, 2005

MSNBC's Question of the Day

"Should foreign governments negotiate with insurgents to free hostages?"


The latest firestorm over this debate stems from the weekend killing of an Italian secret service agent escorting an Italian journalist who was recently freed from hostage takers in Iraq. The wounded Italian reporter, Giuliana Sgrena, suggests that the shooting by American troops was deliberate because the United States opposes Italy’s policy of negotiating with kidnappers.

The question is quite simply idiotic and offensive. This is the typical Bush administration disregard for human life ethos seeping through. I suppose we should let non-U.S. hostages die because it doesn't suit Bush's political purposes. The gal that someone would even ask the question.


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