Italy Swapped 5 Jailed Taliban for a Hostage
An Italian journalist who was held hostage for 15 days by the Taliban in lawless southern Afghanistan was ransomed for five Taliban prisoners, the Italian government and Afghan officials confirmed Wednesday.
What the hell were you people thinking?
We think that the life of a person is very precious,” said Mr. Prodi’s spokesman, Silvio Sircana, who is also a friend of Mr. Mastrogiacomo’s. “So if there is a chance to save a life, we must do all we can do. And this was our very simple line, and not anything more.”
Well that will be cold comfort to all the people who are taken hostage by the terrorists whose hope you have renewed!