Dead Man Walking
I have a new standard by which I'll measure the success or failure of the current Administration: whether or not this scumbag is still breathing in January 2009. Chapomatic makes pretty much all the points I'd make about the Germans freeing Mohammed Ali Hamadi, murderer of SW2(DV) Robert Stethem, in what they're claiming was not a "terrorist for hostage" deal.
As much as I'd like to see Hamadi dead, I guess I wouldn't mind too much if he's just captured and returned to the U.S. to face trial and subsequent execution. And if he's captured overseas, and our European allies make a big stink about flying him through their airspace, I know just the warship that should carry him here.