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.