Who votes to trade?
The Afghan Lord discusses the proposal that Italy and the Vatican deliver up Abdul Rahman, an Afghan to converted to Christianity, in exchange for the release of Gabriele Torsello, an Italian journalist who converted to Islam and was kidnapped in Afghanistan. The IHT reports that "Before demanding the withdrawal of Italy's 1,800 troops, the kidnappers reportedly requested the return of Abdul Rahman, an Afghan who had faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity and was granted asylum in Italy."
Let's do an informal survey of Belmont Club readers about whether Italy should consider a trade. Bonus question: who might think trading Rahman for Torsello is a good idea?