Well, I don’t really think so. But that’s what Dick Morris thinks.
If you don’t know who Dick Morris is (and you really don’t need to), he’s a Fox News contributor who had a very interesting perspective on former President Bill Clinton’s trip to North Korea to rescue journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Morris said:
I think this is an awful idea of Bill Clinton’s, and I feel badly for the two journalists, but what were they doing in North Korea in the first place? The United States should not be giving Kim Jong-il this opportunity for propaganda to show the world, “Hey, what’s two nuclear tests between friends?”
“What were they doing in North Korea in the first place?” They were JOURNALISTS, doing their job. Then again, I guess he doesn’t understand what true journalism really is, since people at Fox News are more entertainers than actual journalists.
When questioned, however, as to how we would have gotten the journalists home, he responded by saying this:
I don’t know. I don’t know… maybe they don’t come home. Maybe they go to North Korea and they live with the consequences of their decision to go there. The point is, you don’t give a rogue state like North Korea the opportunity to rehabilitate its image globally, simply to get two reporters out of jail, and give the former President, the current President, and the Secretary of State a photo op.
Interesting. I mean, I disagree with Mr. Morris, but what do you guys think? Was it a good decision or not?
(View the whole video here.)