Someone has just just mailed us the official Israel government press release announcing the release of the murderers. We can breathe a lot easier now because it says: "Prime Minister Olmert instructs that a prisoner designated for release, who refuses to sign a commitment form, will not be released."
Tough language. We're sitting here now, thinking to ourselves about the hidden powers of commitment forms.
But then it occurs to us to wonder: What if one of the prisoners due to be released on Friday - one of the murderers of children, one of the planners of a drive-by shooting - turns out to be not only a barbarian but a liar as well?