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07/18/04 — Tough test: Philippines president gets deadly ultimatum

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Tough test: Philippines president gets deadly ultimatum

It was, admittedly, a painful dilemma that faced Gloria Mecagapal-Arroyo, the president of the Philippines. Terrorists in Iraq had captured a Filipino truck driver, Angelo de la Cruz, father of eight. They showed videotape of him on an Arab television...

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Published in Editorials on July 18, 2004 12:26 AM