Welcome Home, Euna and Laura!

August 5, 2009

And here are Laura's remarks:

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We now know that negotiations between Pyongyang and the State Department began right after the two journalists were seized, and that North Korea specifically asked for Bill Clinton to be dispatched in a show of respect to them. Before sending the former president, the Obama administration spent time testing North Korea's sincerity to avoid a scenario in which Clinton might return empty-handed.

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I'll stop there. Or I'll be spending my whole day reading and posting links (and wondering what childhood deficiencies led to Kim Jong-il's bad, bratty behaviors.)

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This video keeps making me cry. Powerful stuff. Meanwhile, Yumi Wilson's blog has some interesting comments that are not very sympathetic. This is more clear with the case of the three Americans in Iran, one of whom is a correspondent for New America Media.