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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I thought it was William Jefferson Clinton. Am I wrong?
    I think it might be a typo.... D and F are next to each other...
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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    Nice job everybody....especially Mr. Clinton..

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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    What I think is pretty funny, is that these journalists have been in N. Korea for like half a year....with Obama doing what he can to negotiate, then Bill steps in and in one night, they get out.
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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

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    Regardless of what you think of William Clinton, you have to admit, he did a good job here.
    Kudos to Clinton for bringing the reporters home.

    However, one has to wonder what the longer term will be in the DPRK. Clinton, as a former President, is by definition a person of great stature within American political circles. Giving Kim the validation that he is of such importance as to merit a senior-level diplomat to negotiate what theoretically should be a matter handled among low-level folks in the diplomatic corps sets a dangerous precedent for future dealings with North Korea.

    I'm glad Clinton got the reporters out, but I suspect it was a strategic mistake to send him there in the first place.

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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    What I think is pretty funny, is that these journalists have been in N. Korea for like half a year....with Obama doing what he can to negotiate, then Bill steps in and in one night, they get out.
    Dude why make this into a partisian thing...can't you just be happy that everybody did their job well in this situation and all ended well?

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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Kudos to Clinton for bringing the reporters home.

    However, one has to wonder what the longer term will be in the DPRK. Clinton, as a former President, is by definition a person of great stature within American political circles. Giving Kim the validation that he is of such importance as to merit a senior-level diplomat to negotiate what theoretically should be a matter handled among low-level folks in the diplomatic corps sets a dangerous precedent for future dealings with North Korea.

    I'm glad Clinton got the reporters out, but I suspect it was a strategic mistake to send him there in the first place.
    Seeing as the basis of your arguement (for now) is that Clinton corresponded with Kim Jung Il, and not his son, I think the importance issue will be resolved on its own in due time. Nevertheless, you have a point that sending Clinton to get the journalists back shows us in a potentially weak position...one the Commies can maybe profit from.
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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    What I think is pretty funny, is that these journalists have been in N. Korea for like half a year....with Obama doing what he can to negotiate, then Bill steps in and in one night, they get out.
    Not hard to figure at all. Oriental cultures place a premium on status and standing, and few political figures in the US are going to have more status than an ex President. Just sending Clinton was a significant statement by Dear Leader's Administration.

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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    If you gullible jokers believe that the Dear Leader gave up the goods because of the visit Bill Clinton bestowed upon him I have a bridge for sale.

    Again, those two journalists better thank their lucky starts they worked for Al Gore because if it would have been anyone else, they would have spent 12 years in prison rotting.

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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Dude why make this into a partisian thing...can't you just be happy that everybody did their job well in this situation and all ended well?

    Because.

    It.

    Is.

    A.

    Partisan.

    Thing.

    Who can now deny that Bill Clinton wasn't the First Black President? He's the re-incarnation of Jesse Jackson! And Jesse isn't even dead yet. (pity)

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    Re: U.S. Journalists Pardoned by North Korea Following Visit from Former President Bi

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Regardless of what you think of William Clinton, you have to admit, he did a good job here.
    He didn't do anything.

    The only reason Slick Willy even went over there, is because these two chicks work for Al Gore.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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