Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cheney Allegedly Offers to Trade Carter for Hostages Cheney Allegedly Offers to Trade Carter for Hostages

ScrappleFace: Cheney Allegedly Offers to Trade Carter for Hostages:
A source close to Dick Cheney said today that the vice president has suggested freeing 15 British sailors and marines from Iranian captivity by trading former President Jimmy Carter for the hostages.

The deal, which Mr. Cheney reportedly believes “has a certain poetic justice to it”, would require an executive order signed by President George Bush, but the unnamed source said presidential adviser Karl Rove “can take care of that as usual without bothering the president with the details.”

White House insiders said the trade would not violate the Bush administration’s policy of refusing to negotiate with terrorists, “since only one party in this deal would receive anything of strategic value.
It is actually worse than that. The Iranians would be giving up something of strategic value in trade for something that has a negative strategic value to us. Looks to be a winner from our side.

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