Thursday, August 24, 2006

It's all the same war

As you may have seen, some Palestinian group released a statement and a video of the two kidnapped Fox News journalists (Steve Centanni, 60, of the San Francisco area, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand) yesterday. What I found interesting was their demand:

"We are going to exchange the Muslim female and male prisoners in American jails in return for the prisoners that we have. We are going to give you 72 hours beginning midnight tonight to take your decision," [Palestinian news agency] Ramattan quoted the statement as saying.

Hmmm, terrorists kidnap two innocents and use them to try to blackmail a civilized democratic state into releasing a bunch of criminals in exchange, that rings a where have I heard that before?

UPDATE 8/27/06: Great news, Centanni and Wiig have been released.

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