Natasha Hynes continues noting calls for the release of journalist Jill Carroll
. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times
has an article by one Peter Singer questioning the policy of not negotiating with terrorists
. With the provocative title "Will we let Jill Carroll be killed?" it argues that releasing unimportant prisoners is a small price to pay when life is at stake. Is he right? I've been staying away from such issues in this case, but find it striking that they're being raised. I don't remember reading similar things with previous Iraq hostage situations, though admittedly I wasn't watching as closely.
UPDATE: Those of you who read Arabic should definitely check out this editorial
. It's quite good. I may try to translate a bit later, but that always seems harder working from a computer screen.