Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Will the "Bent One" be in line for a Pulitzer prize?

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, journalists working for former Vice President Al Gore's Current TV, were arrested near China's border with North Korea on March 17. The two were quickly convicted of illegal entry and "hostile acts" and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor.
Bill Clinton's surprise visit to North Korea wasn't likely planned without the White House, Clinton's former NATO ambassador told The Hill on Tuesday. Clinton landed in Pyongyang on Tuesday and promptly met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, according to the state-run media in the tightly controlled communist nation. His visit was billed as an effort to gain the release of two journalists, but as everyone knows this release was already pre-arranged. This was already a done deal before Clinton even got there.
The real question should be...WHAT DID THIS MESS REALLY COST US?