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Monday, January 02, 2006

You Get What You Pay For

Cap'n Ed reports on the consequences of paying off terrorist kidnappers. He discusses a recent kidnapping of five Italians in Yemen and summarizes:

Now both nations have to deal with the inevitable lesson that they taught the terrorists -- that when it comes to attacking German and Italian civilians abroad, crime pays, and so do they.