With apologies for the families, if Olmert suceeds in ending the 400 to 1 exchanges like the last one by Sharon, that is a huge step forward. The entire concept of placing different values on the lives of Arabs versus jews is disgusting and repugnant. It makes it worth the wait. I can see the families point of view that any price is worth paying for a family member. But if we give up 450 prisoners to get back Gilad Shalit, then they will keep taking soliers, one at a time until the prisons empty out. Only by standing tough and trading for a very small number of prisoners will we show the enemy the futility of kidnapping to resolve these issues. Clearly our failure to get rid of 9 Lebanese priosoners as we apparently promised is the reason the 2006 kidnapping and subsequent war happened. Shame on us and kudos to Olmert who I generally don't support for standing tough and changing the rules of the game. It also shows that Nasrallah NEVER cared about the Pals. They need to know this
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