Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Jill Carroll Report

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.


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