The U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists, but Europe has been known to pay for the release of prisoners.
“The U.S. could have done more on behalf of the western and American hostages over there and still… you know, dealt with the broader, worldwide issues. Other nations have done that. And that’s been a source of frustration for me,” Michael Foley told Couric.
“Take the money aside, there’s more that could have been done directly on Jim’s behalf and I really hope that with respect to Steven, they take some action quickly,” he said.
“There is things that can be done. We are sitting on prisoners for example in Guantanamo. It doesn’t have to be financial. There’s ways to do it… I just feel strongly that more can be done, moving forward,” Michael Foley said.