[UPDATE001] Jules Crittenden on this drama:
You know the old joke. A rich man asks a beautiful woman if she would have sex with him for $1 million. She says yes. Then he says, well how about $500? When she becomes indignant, he says, “Look, we’ve already established that you’re a whore. Now we’re just dickering over the price.”
The West has now established that it will bargain with terrorists. The only question remaining is, what’s the price?