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April 19, 2005

The Damned of the West: An Interview With the Wife of An American Hostage

Roy Hallums was kidnapped by terrorists on November 1. Five months later, My Pet Jawa interviews his wife:

RS: You and Carrie have gone on record noting the frustration you've had at trying to get information out of the State Department concerning what they know about Roy's fate. Has the State Department been more helpful since such major media outlets, such as CNN, have publicized your cause? What could they do to be more helpful.

SH: No , no agency has been helpful before or after media. It hasn't made any difference at all. They could put more effort and come up with a better plan than "we don't negotiate with terrorists". We need to do something if we don't negotiate. Roy is sitting there and I feel he is alive. Captivity is a day -to -day ordeal for him , it has to be for us as well! It is a heartwrenching ordeal and nightmare for our family. We pray for him constantly and cry as well.

I happen to agree with "we don't negotiate with terrorists" policy. But there is a human cost to it-- and that cost is being borne by, among others, Susan and Roy Hallums.


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