Editor.There is an unspoken logic behind all hostage taking that is the same for airline hijackers or Somali pirates, or the small group of political belligerents that Senator Mike Lee is leading. The hostage taker counts on the victim to be more moral, more compassionate, more patriotic and selfless than he is. Mike Lee, Rob Bishop, and the rest of Utah's congressional members have already shown what little regard they have for the country or it citizens. They have inflicted financial and personal hardship on 800,000 federal employees and millions Americans who rely on the services they provide. They are now threatening the very financial stability of the U.S., and possibly the whole world.