"The officer who commanded the operation to rescue two SAS troopers in Basra refused last night to apologise for his actions and promised to do the same again if British soldiers' lives were in danger.
"The message this action has sent to terrorists around the world is that they cannot expect to take British soldiers hostage and get away with it," said Brig John Lorimer.
Good for him. Hostage taking and negotiations are old school. Remember, with this enemy, the only reason they'll take you alive is to wait long enough to get a video camera and a backdrop.