It’s quite obvious from her tone on Wednesday, that in her heart, that Bétancourt is happy to be free, not permanently imprisoned and chained to her misery as Serguei’s hope to find melodrama would suggest. In truth, some things just are, and there is no stock "better abstraction" to be trotted out for them. "Progressives" have a hard time dealing with this kind of thing, especially if it's good news because it isn't useful to them.
Worst still, Serguei grasps at some higher meaning than the best possible outcome to the situation, by suggesting that freedom is somehow imprisonment. I guess every other self-indulgent inversion of “whatever is the best you can hope for” applies too in his feeble world view, evan as it links to an article about Sarkozy praising the Columbian forces for their rescue. Want some meta-this-or-that or social meaning to decrypt, Serguei?:
The hostages, who had been divided in three groups, were taken to a rendezvous where two disguised helicopters piloted by Colombian military agents were waiting...Actually, she assumed by their t-shirts that they were clowns. Aptly so.
The pilots, [Betancourt] said, were posing as members of a relief organization, but “they were dressed like clowns,” wearing Che Guevara shirts, so she assumed they were rebels.