The Fruits Of Appeasement

Where ever could disaffected Iraqi militants have gotten the idea that kidnappings work?

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Gunmen kidnapped the head of an Iraqi government-owned construction company in Baghdad on Saturday, a brazen daylight attack in a new wave of hostage-taking across the country.

The kidnapping occurred a day after a senior Egyptian diplomat was snatched as he came out of a mosque, and suggested insurgents were growing bolder, particularly since kidnappers scored a stunning victory by forcing the Philippines to withdraw troops to save the life of a Filipino truck driver.

Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi urged Egypt not to bow to the demands of the kidnappersBrought to you courtesy of the newest member of the Axis of Evil, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo.

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