Thus ends the more than two year long saga in which the pair along with Sarah Shourd were imprisoned for espionage. Shourd was released a little over one year ago for humanitarian reasons when she was feared to have cancer. Her family was forced to cough up $500,000.
Make no mistake, the freeing of Bauer and Fattal is a merely PR stunt. Iranian President Mahmoud Amahdinejad is due to set foot in New York City tomorrow for a U.N. Summit.
Nonetheless, it’s good to see the American hikers FINALLY return home – for propaganda reasons or not.
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