Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Iraqi Justice ministry reports early release for 6 prisoners held for terrorism by coalition.

I've seen a report that 6 prisoners will be given `early release' by the Iraqi justice ministry. This news comes on the heels of a video of kidnapped American journalist Jill Carrol aired on al Jazeera, and a threat to kill her in 72 hours unless prisoners were released.

The US government has obviously intervened and asked the Iraqi government facillitate paying this ransom in the hopes of saving Carrol's life.

Good and welcome news for her and her family, but bad news for the future, as the terrorists get the lesson that kidnapping Americans and holding them for ransom is a good way to do business.

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