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U.S. journalists leave N. Korea with Bill Clinton

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:55 PM
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U.S. journalists leave N. Korea with Bill Clinton


www.cnn.com

Two U.S. journalists who had been detained by North Korea were traveling back to the United States with former President Clinton, Clinton's spokesman said.
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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:55 PM
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That's interesting. I wonder what Kim gets out of this.

Either way it seems that the North Koreans are not going to be using these two as bargaining chips.

It will be interesting to see what more comes of this story in the next couple days.

Yet Bill admits that the journalists had caused hostile action. I don't know if I can agree with this. It seems like the journalists in question were just trying to do their job and expose North Korea for what it is.



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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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old bill will be loving it. i reckon he is probably having an asian 3 some as we speak. the dirty old dog.

mile high too.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:32 PM
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Nice to hear that's over.

On to the next media crisis.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:35 PM
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Saturday Night Live will be all over this event...it'll be classic. Even with the weak heart this guy never stops. Really were could the comedy stop...to funny.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:46 PM
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Too bad Bill Clinton didn't give the bird before the plane was leaving. I'm sure it would teach Kim to trust the Americans.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 08:22 PM
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Bill Clinton is awesome. He's married to a screaming nightmare, but I've always liked Bill. Glad to see one of the best Presidents in decades is still laying it down.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 08:33 PM
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Yeah... I'm sure they will. I'm actually sort of surprised that he walked in and took them home. It's sort of weird, why would Kim hold on to them, but when Bill shows up he just bends over. Weird crazy ol' Kim.

Props to Bill.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 08:43 PM
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haha, thats what I thought.

Theyre showing Bill now just how much they appreciate being free'd.




posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 10:32 PM
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Actually, little Kimmy demanded that the US apologize - which Hillary did a couple of weeks back and that he have a high profile American visit - which Bubba Bill just did. In reality, we are the ones that bent over for him...but I am glad we met his little demands to free these journalists. The Clintons will get the credit here for freeing them and Kimmy gets a ego boost at home for making the big bad US bend to his will. Everyone wins.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 10:54 PM
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I'd say we had more to gain by doing this peacefully. The world is getting tired of the United States and its wars, and I think this shows some initiative to end that cycle.

I'm not a huge supporting of this countries foreign relations, but I have a feeling the US government knew exactly what they were doing.

I have no doubt in my mind that we didn't have to apologize in order to get those journalists back. We just threw him a bone. That's the reality.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 08:32 AM
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Good ol Bill....I always liked him

He looked very stern and no smiling as per script no doubt,,,,So the white house knew nothing about the visit emmmmm intresting....
Did Bill do that off his own back.... All smiles at the end even the flower girl got a smile at the end....


All said and done i'm glad those two women are back home.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 08:37 AM
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i was watching cnn earlier about this and they repeatedly said in caption that PRESIDENT CLINTON was returning from n korea , obviously some typo but very strange as it kept happening !!



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 08:40 AM
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probably gave Kim the Pamela Anderson sex tapes....hahaha




posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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Well now I've heard some media outlets saying outright that "Bill Clinton Saves Journalists!"

I wouldn't give him all the credit but I guess he is the one who showed up and convinced Kim to give up the two reporters.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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In the US former presidents keep the title of President. Out of respect I guess, but most of the time they tag Former onto it.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 04:33 PM
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Once you become POTUS, you never lose that formal title.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 04:53 PM
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I believe it's a matter of formality.

If you are addressing a former president you say "President so and so" but if you are referring to a former president you say "Form President so and so"

I'm not sure if there is an actual "rule" though.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Not even 2 pages. What did I expect with all the Obama bashers around. GOD forbid this administration gets any credit.

No matter WHAT side of the aisle you are on, this is GREAT NEWS for the journalists and their families.

It's called "diplomacy" and we didn't see any 8 years prior.

Nice job Bill.


S & F.

[edit on 5-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 09:30 PM
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Yeah, props on Diplomacy.

Whatever.

I'd almost bet money that I can paraphrase what Bill had to say to Kim.

"Alright, you got your apology and I am here now. So turn over the journalists or so help me God we will bomb you into the Stoneage...
Alright, lets go girls. Anyone got a cigar?"

Everything is a staged event anylonger. I think that you are beginning to see people just not give a damn.



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