Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bill Clinton goes to North Korea

Bill Clinton seeks to free S.F. journalists held in North Korea

Sacramento Business Journal — Former President Bill Clinton flew to North Korea in hopes of freeing two San Francisco journalists held in that isolated country.
In June North Korea sentenced the two — Laura Ling and Euna Lee, employees of Current TV — to 12 years of hard labor. They were convicted of “committing hostilities against the Korean nation and illegal entry,” charges U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called baseless.
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White House mum on 'private' Clinton mission to NKorea

Agence France Presse — The White House Tuesday declined to comment on former president Bill Clinton's trip to North Korea, saying it did not want to jeopardize his "solely private mission" to negotiate the release of two US journalists.
"While this solely private mission to secure the release of two Americans is on the ground, we will have no comment," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a brief statement.
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Bill Clinton rewarding NKorea for bad behavior: Bolton

Agence France Presse — The Obama administration is rewarding North Korea for its bad behavior by sending ex-president Bill Clinton to Pyongyang to win the release of two US journalists, the former US ambassador to the UN said Tuesday.
John Bolton, an outspoken hardliner in the previous administration of George W. Bush, told AFP that Clinton's mission to Pyongyang undermines a number of public stands held by his own wife, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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