Italy’s government has just traded five Taliban prisoners for one Italian hostage in Afghanistan. A spokesman, attempting to justify the deal, stated, “We think that the life of a person is very precious. So if there is a chance to save a life, we must do all we can do.”
What about the lives of all they have endangered by encouraging kidnapping, and by allowing five terrorists to go free? And do they think that the terrorists will respect and fear them more? This is a very bad deal.