Powell says US will never negotiate with terrorists after hostage murders

“UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United States will never negotiate with terrorists, US Secretary of State Colin Powell (newsweb sites) said, flatly ruling out any policy change in the wake of the beheading of two US hostages in Iraq (newsweb sites).

“We deeply regret the loss of these two men who went to help the Iraqi people and my heart goes out to their families when I consider the manner of their death and I extend deepest condolences to the families,” Powell said.

“But it is one thing we’ve learned over time, is that you can’t negotiate with these kinds of terrorists,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the annual session of the UN General Assembly.

“You can’t give in to them because all it does is incentivize them to do it again and, therefore, our policy will remain unchanged,” Powell said.”

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  1. mquest September 22, 2004 at 10:58 pm

    they have two main factions in this area of Iraq. Only one is being blamed for the beheading. Will we negotiate with the other group? I do not know the answer , , ,

  2. mquest September 22, 2004 at 10:52 pm

    We were never going to negotiate anyway.

  3. Jack's Shack September 22, 2004 at 10:48 pm

    Once upon a time I worked there, but it was many many years ago when the Trojans feared the Bruins.

  4. John September 22, 2004 at 10:42 pm

    Did you go to Anderson? You posted a comment on my blog, The Straight Scoop, that refered to UCLA.

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