June 29, 2008

CORE CONFUSION:

Israel Approves Prisoner Swap (Reuters, 6/29/08)

The government decision cleared the way for the German-mediated exchange with Hezbollah, possibly within days. Under the deal, Israel would free five Lebanese guerrillas and repatriate the remains of around 10 slain border infiltrators.

To call the prisoners Lebanese, after cutting the deal with Hezbollah, is to engage in a counterproductive fiction.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2008 9:15 AM
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