And here are Laura's remarks:
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.
- Seattle PI: How Bill Clinton Got the Job
- LA Times: Talks for Secret Mission to North Korea Began Once Journalists Were Seized
Associated Press: Freed Journalists were Separated, Fed Bad Food
Wall Street Journal: Clinton Visit is Boon to Kim Jong-il
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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