Thanks to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the president of the Phillipines, the terrorists have an upper hand in bargaining. How great is that? Arroyo stated "It would have been silly to sacrifice the life of the hostage, Angelo dela Cruz, when the troops were scheduled to go home in August in any event." Number one rule: NEVER BARGAIN WITH TERRORISTS! As silly as she thinks it was to sacrifice Angelo dela Cruz's life, the fact of the matter is that she's now endangered more lives. A country caving into the requests of terrorists only leads to more kidnappings and more beheadings. It gives the terrorists and their cause legitimacy, which is something that should be avoided at all levels.