Monday, September 18, 2006

So what was that war about?

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Israel may release more Palestinian prisoners than expected as part of a possible deal for the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, abducted by Palestinian militants in June.

Meanwhile, Israel reacted with caution Monday to reports of marked progress in efforts to win Shalit's freedom.

"The outlines of the agreement, which is not yet complete, affirm the release of the Israeli prisoner in exchange for an initial large batch of women and children and then the release of Palestinian prisoners in three batches," the state news agency MENA said, quoting comments made by Mubarak on Sunday night.

"The president did not specify the number to be released but he indicated that the Israeli side had shown its willingness to release a number greater than expected," MENA said Monday..

2 Comments:

Blogger dusty said...

Whats Bush going to do now to take heat off the failed occupation of Iraq and Afganistan and his willingness to torture people and hold them for years without due process?

Gays, flag burnings have already been used..perhaps the immigration card again?

6:00 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Dusty,

Honestly, I have no idea. How strange it seems that weeks before the election, he is getting into fights with a handful of Repubs about his need to torture people.

Now, none of the senators standing up to this nonsense are in any danger of loosing their seat and if you're a Bush-supporting Repub, especially one in trouble, eg. Santorum, you've really got to wonder about this debacle. Is this really the issue they want to splash all over the news just before the election: Hey, everyone! We're all about torture! Those lilly-livered Dems won't stand up for torture, but we will! Yeehaa!

Doesn't strike me as a winner.

8:32 PM  

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