Editorial - Los Angeles Times | 2/4/2009 12:00:00 AM
The FARC's cynical stunt
The Colombian rebel group's recent hostage release was just a ploy. If it wants political credibility, it must renounce violence and free all its captives.
Two more are to be released in coming days, according to a senior rebel leader, as a gesture of goodwill. But the time for gestures is long past. If the FARC's aim is political credibility, it needs to demonstrate a complete rejection of lawless behavior and release the hundreds of other captives it still holds in the jungle.
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