Everyone who's not part of our coalition in Iraq is a filthy coward. Our coalition partners, by contrast are brave, and bold, and forthright. Brave, bold, forthright nations don't negotiate with terrorists.
...Er, except when they do:
Italians may pay ransom
Italy is prepared to pay a ransom to free three security guards who were kidnapped in Iraq more than a week ago.
Barbara Contini, the Italian in charge of the southern city of Nasiriyah, suggested yesterday that a ransom could be paid since kidnappings were common in Iraq.
"Every one pays. It's been done for centuries and centuries," Contini told the Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera....