Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Exchanging the Dead for the Alive

The news today is full of stories pertaining to the exchange between Israel and Hezbullah of the bodies of two Israeli reservists, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, for murderer Sami Kuntar, several other terrorists, and the bodies of terrorists killed in action by Israel. It's a sad day for the Regev and Goldwasser families as well as the families of terror victims in Israel and worldwide.

The Jerusalem Post discusses the sadness of the exchange and the wasted opportunities between Israel and its enemies as depicted in photographs and in the celebrations to be held by Hezbullah and similar thinking parties throughout the Middle East and, quite possibly, on some streets in the United States.

The answer to the question whether such exchanges are foolish or worthwhile will come sooner than later.

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