• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Other American

The News: "Ahmadinejad suggested in the same interview that Iran would free three jailed US hikers in exchange for Iranians held in US prisons,..... The US responded cautiously, saying... "If President Ahmadinejad's comments suggest that they are prepared to ... resolve the cases of the three hikers and other Americans in custody, we would welcome that step," Gordon Duguid, a state department spokesman, said. (ALJ)

Comment: Other Americans. What other Americans? How come we haven't heard about these other Americans? Are they less important than the three hikers? Surely the state department is seeking to negotiate the release of some drug mule? What other Americans, and what were they doing that landed them in jail?