Doesn’t Obama have “people” for things like this? I’m just saying what’s the point of Biden if not to handle “delicate international matters” such as this (as described during the campaign)? Just a thought…
I love how Clinton swooped in and handled the situation. It’s a bit like, “let me teach these amateurs how international negotiations with a possible-nuclear-handling-nation works”. Bitches.
I digress. So, Former President Bill Clinton was able to negotiate the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two American journalists, from a 12 year hard labor prison sentence in North Korea. He even got the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to issue a “special pardon”. North Korea accused Ling and Lee of sneaking into the country illegally in March and engaging in “hostile acts”. The LA Times reports:
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il ordered the journalists released after meeting with Mr Clinton, who arrived in North Korea earlier in the day on an unannounced visit. Mr Clinton left the country with both journalists aboard his plane, his spokesman Matt McKenna said. The group have since landed in Japan and will continue their journey to Los Angeles later today.
I love how he swooped in all unannounced and everything. Those are some playa moves. This is my future occupation, and if things ever go down, I need you to all know who to call.
source: LA Times; NY Times photo: boston globe