BRITISH HOSTAGE CRISIS OVER….Iran is going to release the 15 British sailors and marines it seized two weeks ago. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the “pardon” today, accompanied by some of his usual peculiar rhetoric as well as videotape of some of the prisoners confessing to having trespassed in Iranian waters. The deal, we are told, is an Easter “gift” and has nothing to do with the recent release of an Iranian diplomat by Iraq.

Maybe so. But there’s pretty clearly more of a backstory to this. I wonder if we’ll ever get to hear it?

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