Lally Weymouth reports in the WaPo:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he intends to release two Americans who have been jailed on charges of espionage for two years and grant them a "unilateral pardon."That is good news, of course, but personally I find it difficult to muster much sympathy for people who go hiking on the border of a country run by fanatics or go yachting in pirate-infested waters. There are lots and lots of other places in the world to have your recreation, folks.* * *The Americans, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, were arrested along with another American while they were hiking along the Iran-Iraq border two years ago. In August, they were sentenced to eight years in prison.