This struck me as odd: This account says Bill Clinton's visit was "unannounced". Didn't YOU know he was going to Pyonyang? Mr and Mrs Z heard about it. Kim Jung Ill DIDN'T?
Here are a few tidbits of info from the article:
Al Gore had wanted to go but N. Korea turned him down........The Dems would have you think it they wanted the BIG FISH. I'd say they didn't want the BIG BLOWHARD. Heh.
Could the info below be what we gave up?:
She (Hillary Clinton) said the U.S. was not counting on a breakthrough but also said it could lubricate the way for the North to return to Russia, China, Japan and South Korea.about its nuclear program with the U.S.,
But there, perhaps, is the rub. The North Koreans have been demanding bilateral talks with Washington. The U.S., however, has shot down such overtures, insisting that it will work only through the six-party format.
I'm not even going to ...well......."lubricate?". Let's move on: Oh, "the rub"? I'm surprised Mrs. Clinton sent her man at all, aren't you? (ya, I can't resist a tasteless joke from time to time, sorry!). Honestly, let's just MOVE ON HERE: WE are insisting we will only work through a six-party format. Let's see what happens in the coming weeks, right?
See this?: undertook the mission, a senior administration official said, only after the North assured the White House that the reporters would be freed and allowed to return home with the former president. You guys who commented on my piece below were so right: This was all done beforehand....The N. Koreans were playing us like a fine violin.
Here's another clever little bit from the article linked above:
North Korean media said Clinton had carried a message of apology from Obama and that the former president and Kim held wide-ranging talks, but White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said those claims were "not true."
Oh. Good. FINALLY, Obama isn't apologizing for anything. Or IS he?
So........just thought I'd bring you all up to date, if you hadn't seen this info already, especially for the excellent comments you guys chimned in with on my post below on the same subject. Any thoughts?