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The Kabul Eight Are Abandoned to their Fate

President George W. Bush made another agonizing decision today. The Taliban said that the eight Christian aid workers who have been held as hostages would be freed if the US ceased to threaten their government with military action.

Mr. Bush made the decision to leave the eight to their fate by repeating the the US would not negotiate with the Taliban. He abandoned these people to possible martyrdom, on behalf of the greater good.

The Eight must be feeling terribly alone right now. They entered Afghanistan out of Christian love, and now may have to give their lives for their beliefs. It is to be hoped that they have the prayers of all of the people of God in their trial.

--Whitley Strieber

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