Let’s Put a Lid on Prisoner Exchanges

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

I don’t get the point of why countries make prisoner exchanges. It must be a case of “The grass is always greener on the other side.”
What makes them think they’re going to get a better class of prisoners out of this, compared to the ones they are sending away? More likely, the new prisoners will be every bit as bad as the old! (Not to be cynical, but if the other country liked them, why would they be trading them?)
I think it is far better to just let your hair down and try and work things out with the prisoners you’ve got.
—David