The United States has a clear policy: It doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. That’s come up again after the Islamic State beheaded American journalist James Foley last week, raising questions about what will happen next between the terrorist group and the U.S.
The policy was a major topic of debate on Cain and Cupp on TheBlaze Radio this weekend, one on which co-hosts Will Cain and SE Cupp disagreed strongly. “It’s just a slogan,” Cain said. “The fact that other Western countries do negotiate with ISIS and Al Qaeda undercuts the very principle the United States pretends to uphold … it’s not a principle if no one upholds it.”
Cupp stood strong on the policy: “If you’re violent, if you’re an extremist, if you’re a terrorist, if you kidnap people, if you hold people for ransom, there will be no negotiations — 100 percent.”
What do you think? Listen here (the conversation starts up at approximately the 00:06:00 mark):
Other topics on the show include the ALS ice bucket challenge, swimming with sharks, presidential golfing and football fans.
You can listen to all the Cain and Cupp TheBlaze Radio shows here.