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North Korea Pardons US Reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee


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Tom
- 3545 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has issued a special pardon to two detained US journalists after former US President Bill Clinton made an unannounced visit to Pyongyang. Laura Ling and Euna Lee had been found guilty of entering illegally in March.



   

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mary f (200)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 3:59 am
great news thanks tom
 

MmAway M (520)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 6:42 am
I did see this come through on an E-Mail to me late yesterday afternoon. That President Bill Clinton had spoken to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-11 just hours and Eunda Lee and Laura Ling were freed and it said they could board a plane for the United States as early as Tonight (that was yesterday August 4th). Gotta wonder what Bill said???

Then in the Site, it did say that Clinton had flown out with the two reporters -- Great News after a long fought battle.

Still very concerned about that Nuclear Testing.... Noted.
 

Mandi T (366)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 12:26 pm
Good!!!
Tks Tom
 

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 1:23 pm
A great publicity stunt for N Korea.
 

Nancy Welch (68)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 2:23 pm
This is great news but I wonder too what the conditions were for getting them released and brought back home.
 

Marilyn K (50)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 6:17 pm
If all it took to get these two young women home to their families was a visit from President Clinton, then why not? This situation was expertly handled by our present administration and proves that perhaps in the future diplomacy is the way to do in all situations. Now, perhaps, we will find N. Korea more cooperative in all areas as this visit boosted their self esteem.
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 1:04 am
President Clinton was the right man to send in to get the job done:)
http://www.liberalslikechrist.org/about/Clinton.html
Honored with all of the following:
Dove of Peace Award.
Rabin-Peres Peace Award.
Gandhi Peace Award.
Order of Good Hope Award.
Nominated for Nobel Peace Award.
Northern Ireland Peace Agreement.
Lifeaholics of America Award for Quarter Century "Working for a Life Not Just A Living".
First President to visit Northern Ireland.
 

Stan B (123)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 3:08 am
If these two women were innocent, which I believe they were,N Korea deserves no kudos for releasing them. Not sure if Bill Clinton does either.
 
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