Thursday, July 17, 2008

Prisoner swap


The Israeli prisoner swap with Hizballah - was it the right thing to do?

This isn't the first time Israel has made such prisoner swaps. The terms in this case were much better than in some of the past ones.

That being said, it's still very problematic. I honestly don't know what the correct decision was. Not doing the deal and letting the fate of the 2 soldiers be uncertain for many years would have been the wrong thing to do. But making this deal and emboldening Hizballah was also the wrong thing to do.

So the choice was between 2 wrong decisions, not between a wrong and a right one. Which was less wrong? I don't know.

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