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News Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to be released

  1. Aug 4, 2009 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    The story is breaking just now.

    Way to go Bill Clinton! Of course, it must have all been arranged already. He was only there a few hours.
     
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  3. Aug 4, 2009 #2

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    Predictably, John Bolton is crowing about the Obama administration "rewarding" NK's bad behavior by sending a high-profile statesman to gain their release. He gives the impression that the neo-cons would prefer to threaten NK, and harden their resistance to releasing the journalists. Why do news organizations bother to interview that blowhard?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090804/pl_afp/nkoreausmediaclintonnuclearweaponsbolton;_ylt=AgqY5ohqMcDZPkdcIH3AogCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNuNzJvcDRtBGFzc2V0A2FmcC8yMDA5MDgwNC9ua29yZWF1c21lZGlhY2xpbnRvbm51Y2xlYXJ3ZWFwb25zYm9sdG9uBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMgRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDYm9sdG9uYmlsbGNs [Broken]
     
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  4. Aug 4, 2009 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yes, we all know how well isolation worked out. :rolleyes: And we all know that the best way to handle a scared, wild dog, is to kick him until he starts to obey.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2009 #4

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    So Bolton says sending Bill Clinton will irreparably harm the negotiation process over nuclear weapons, then goes on to say such a policy is doomed to fail anyway? Basically, this was the right move?
     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 #5

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    Isn't SOP in this situation to secretly sell them them weapons in return for the hostages and use the money to fund terrorists in another country?
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 #6

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    That was the Reagan model. Not that we've progressed much beyond that.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 #7

    mgb_phys

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    So it was GOP SOP ?
     
  9. Aug 4, 2009 #8

    chemisttree

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    Oh, Carter must have been livid! Doesn't Clinton know that bowing to North Korea's insane demands is the exclusive domain of former President James Earl Carter? How dare he!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2009 #9
    Interesting artice from Bloomberg:



    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aCto8iwv7uaw [Broken]
     
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  11. Aug 7, 2009 #10

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    To Ling and Lee welcome back to the Land of the Free, well done by frm Pres. Clinton. I'm happy to see them safe and sound, and happy to see action take to retrieve them. As far as we know no money or nuclear reactors were traded away to get them. Maybe the NK received some free publicity that we usually want to avoid, but at least in this particular case it seems to me churlish to huff and puff about giving NK some some sit down shots with Clinton. These ladies lives are worth at least that.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2009 #11

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    Seems an excellent use for an ex-president.
    Congratualtions.
     
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