Pulse poll

Question of the week: Is US policy on hostages correct?

By From page A11 | August 28, 2014

The beheading of journalist James Foley has brought the stated United States policy of not paying ransom for hostages into the spotlight.

Is that the right policy or should it be more flexible? Participate in this week’s poll:

Last week’s results:

Does the school year start too soon?

Yes: 86 percent

No: 14 percent

132 Daily Republic voters


Discussion | 3 comments

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  • CD BrooksAugust 25, 2014 - 7:17 am

    If nobody goes there, they cannot be taken. There is enough work to do here at home, bring everyone back.

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  • DanielAugust 25, 2014 - 7:35 am

    What policy, drawing unenforced redlines?

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  • NuunerAugust 25, 2014 - 11:00 am

    They were not forced to go. They chose on their own. If you believe you are immune to terrorism and want to risk your luck in a war zone, go. The country and it's citizens are not responsible for people who intentionally place themselves in harms way. If you are a member of the military as I am, if you are captured, the govt will do everything in their power to return you home. This is of course short of paying a ransom or doing something that will cause harm to the national security of the country.

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