"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Well, Clinton went in to NK and is expected to leave with the journalists. I guess all the chatter about this being crazy and useless was mute. Another point to Clinton.
Go Bill, Go! I think this is a great move. He isn't part of the Obama administration. Yet he has enough respect, star power and prestige to make the North Koreans wet their pants with delight. They will milk the photo opportunity for months. All the while Obama can say it wasn't me or my people. Bill did it on his own. Even though everyone knows that is bull spit. But hey, it is all about perception.
They've been pardoned!
N. Korean leader reportedly pardons U.S. journalists - CNN.com
Oh, wait a minute, that's what we are doing?
Look at the pictures Scorpion. Kim is a star-****er who can't believe he's shaking the the hand of a U.S. President. Clinton is a shrewd negotiator/diplomat/politician. He's playing them like a Steinway.
They're so busy nodding and smiling, thinking they won some sort of victory getting a sit-down with a former Pres., they don't realize that we could end their nuclear program in an hour if we wanted to.
What's wrong with having our cake and eating it too? If the girls come back safely, what have we lost? Absolutely nothing!
If they were half the badasses that they pretend to be, Clinton wouldn't step foot in N. Korea.
Uh oh. Clinton succeeded............
It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.
They're coming home and that's what matters.