You know the ones? Couple American girls get lost & wind up in a N.Korean prison. And several Americans find themselves in the same story except this time it’s Iran.
I’m not completely heartless. I wish they’d never run into this difficulty, my heart goes out to their families and everyone else who cares about them. But there’s a part of me that is screaming, “Well? What’d you expect?” I mean, I wouldn’t wish a grizzly bear mauling on anyone, but if you’re hiking in bear country, you should be ready to encounter, you know, bears. And if you’re an American hiking the border of a backward, anti-American nation you should maybe expect to be captured and used as a propaganda tool.
So help me find some compassion here: Why exactly should I be concerned with people who are either clueless or belligerent enough to wind up in a foreign jail just because they didn’t think border-crossing was a great big deal?