The scandal is not that an anti-war propagandist has accused the U.S. of targeting journalists. That's par for the course. (Yes, hello again, Eason Jordan.)
The scandal is not that mainstream media sympathizers are blaming our military and dredging up every last shooting accident along the treacherous routes to Baghdad Airport. Again, no surprise here.
The scandal is that Italyour reputed ally in the global War on Terror negotiated with Sgrena's Islamist kidnappers and may have forked over a massive ransom to cutthroats for Sgrena's release.
This is why the world thinks that the words "arrogant" and "American" are synonymous.
Just because "we don't negociate with terrorists" is our policy, it doesn't make it more valid or correct than the policies of other countries.
So far the terrorists policy seems to be "If they won't pay for that guy? Maybe they'll pay for this guy.", so it's not like our policy is working...
....but what is really outrageous, is Malkin's raping of the issue.
The real scandal is that an American ally has to negotiate for the safety of it's citizens behind America's back for fear of American sabotage.
The real scandal is that the American reaction, to Italy negotiating for the release of one of it's citizens, seem to have been to take 'em out!
Someone let Chris Matthews know that Michelle Malkin need to be bitch-slapped...