Tuesday, April 19, 2005

We wont forget those who have been taken...

Over at Jawa, Rusty Shackleford interviews the family of Roy Hallums, who was abducted in November from his pad in Baghdad. It is part one in a series.

The mother of his children is brutally honest about the situation and express frustration about the stonewalling policy in hostage situations. It is impossible for a family to execute this policy. They naturally want to put a spotlight on their plight. To prevent the enemy from enjoying the fruits of an attempted propaganda victory, the policy of "we don't negotiate with terrorists" aims to isolate the kidnappers.

I still think it's good policy, but a part of me wonders if that would change a bit if a loved one was "disappeared" in Iraq. May Roy make it home yet.

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