And why shouldn't it be, given that they generally work: http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/iran-american-hostages-1781070-iranian-death. Iran is holding several U.S. citizens as hostages, and yet, the MSM ignores this completely. It's amazing. No matter what the Iranians do, they get away with it. Pursue nuclear weapons, no problem. Threaten another state (Israel) with extinction, no worries. Kidnap foreign soldiers international waters, that's just fine. Take citizens of a supposed superpower hostage, and it meets with silence.
I have to ask, has Iraq made the United States into a paper tiger? Osama Bin Laden keeps calling us that. Maybe he's right.