1,027 “Palestinian” prisoners—many of whom have shed the blood of Israeli and American children—for one child of Israel, Gilad Schalit. The Gazan murderers and their masters in Damascus call it a victory, and they are very likely right; what number of those released killers will breathe the fresh Israeli air and kill again? For this they will owe a very great debt to Barack Obama’s feckless revisionism.
But all that’s for later, and Israeli bombs and targeted assassinations. Right now—if the savages holding him really do let him go—I’d call a thousand of them for one of him a fair trade. As, indeed, so would they, benighted as they are.