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BILL Clinton In NK To Free Reporters

From Fox News:

Bill Clinton Meets With Kim Jong Il on Mission to Win Release of Journalists

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton met with Kim Jong Il in North Korea Tuesday, after arriving in the communist nation on a mission to bring home two jailed American journalists.

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that North Korea state media had disclosed the meeting in Pyongyang. State media said Clinton passed on a verbal message from President Obama, and that Kim hosted a dinner for Clinton at the state guest house — the White House later denied that the former president carried a message from the current administration.

The meeting came after North Korea welcomed Clinton to the capital with flowers and hearty handshakes Tuesday.

Clinton landed in the North Korean capital in an unmarked jet. After greeting North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator and a high-ranking parliamentary official, he bowed and smiled as a young girl presented him with flowers, a red scarf tied around her neck, according to footage aired by television news agency APTN.

The White House was mum on reports of the visit Monday night, but released a terse statement Tuesday morning acknowledging the mission and describing it as private.

"While this solely private mission to secure the release of two Americans is on the ground, we will have no comment. We do not want to jeopardize the success of former President Clinton’s mission,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who up until now has been the face of the administration’s efforts to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table over its nuclear program, was meanwhile starting a seven-nation trip through Africa

Clinton was making his first trip to North Korea in hopes of securing the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore’s California-based Current TV media venture who were arrested along the North Korean-Chinese border in March.

North Korea accused them of sneaking into the country illegally and engaging in "hostile acts," and the nation’s top court sentenced them in June to 12 years of hard labor…

Clinton told FOX News in July that North Korea was not seeking any kind of ransom in exchange for the prisoners.

Former President Clinton, whose administration had relatively good relations with Pyongyang; Gore, his vice president; and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who in the 1990s traveled twice to North Korea to secure the freedom of detained Americans, had all been floated as possible envoys to bring back Lee and Ling.

However, the decision to send Clinton was kept quiet. A senior U.S. official later confirmed to reporters traveling to Africa with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the former president was in North Korea

Have we seen any photos of the journalists in question? Are they babes?

Clinton landed in the North Korean capital in an unmarked jet. After greeting North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator and a high-ranking parliamentary official, he bowed and smiled as a young girl presented him with flowers, a red scarf tied around her neck, according to footage aired by television news agency APTN.

If only she had snapped her thong.

Still, isn’t all of this quite a slap in the face to our titular Secretary Of State, Mrs. Dianne Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Does Mr. Obama think this job is too big for a woman – even if she is the smartest woman in the world?

Besides, Mr. Clinton is the United Nation’s Special Envoy to Haiti. What does he know about dealing with North Korea?

Of course judging from his record from his Presidency the answer is – absolutely nothing.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “BILL Clinton In NK To Free Reporters”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    And while Bill-Jeff is working his magic…..Hitlery is…..raiding the fridge? Sitting in the parlor?

    Nowhere to be found?

    Remember folks….Bill-Jeff is a NON-ELECTED element.

    (pronounced LOSER)

    Just remember that.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Remember you get 2 fer 1 with this pair of hillbillies!
      Neither worth a hoot or a damn.

  2. Georgfelis says:

    Actually this is a pretty smart move, and it *had* to be approved by Obama (I can not picture any scenario where a visit to NK by a US high government official spouse would be permitted to proceed without the direct blessing of the President)

    If we had sent SecState Hillary, it would be seen as groveling. But Bill, despite being an Ex-President, has no Official Position, and is therefore kind of officially unofficial. (Foreign Policy Visits are always Kabuki Theatre, this is no different)

    Expect an officially polite visit, in effect the NK saying “No, we cannot release these spies (but we will keep them in fairly comfortable cottages and make sure they are fed)” with Bill saying “They are but poor innocent lambs, caught wandering aimlessly, please release them to return to the flock”. Then once they have been properly milked for all the benefits, the tourists will be released unharmed, singing the song of “Oh Those Poor Misunderstood North Koreans”

    And six months later, a supertanker of crude will make port….

  3. beautyofreason says:

    I guess Hillary, the “pensioner on vacation” wasn’t good enough for an audience with ‘lil Kim. Much better for it to be Bill, the guy who ignored NK as it built nukes. A more obvious sucker for the play.

  4. proreason says:

    This can’t be understood from the perspective of rational people who wish the best for their country.

    As Georgefelis says, The Moron and his henchmen are involved.

    I don’t know exactly what spurred it, but you can be sure there are some dark and ulterior motives to send Billy Jeff on a fool’s errand.

    My guess is that the wee dictator will be given a massive bribe, which will allow the “journalists” to be free. which will take the heat off Obamy’s disastrous Health Scare for a few days.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      A couple of Clint Eastwood flicks and those little sausages he ruves so much!
      At least Hilda ain’t there to call him a “plick” this go round!!

  5. platypus says:

    Forgive me but this is probably the first time I support BJ Clinton.

    Whatever else is going on, the objective is noble and it matters not who gets to pull it off. I’m of the mind that silence is golden here and I sincerely hope former President Clinton is successful.

    That said, he will always be a low life shyster.

  6. Marc says:

    Ex-Prez Bill Clinton is giving a propaganda boost for a third-world dictator whose regime may very well be teetering on the edge.

  7. VMAN says:

    When I found out who these two were working for I told my wife they ought to just leave them in NK. It did turn out good for both dear leaders. Lil Kim got a nice photo op with Bubba and the O Hole got his bud Lil Kim some street cred. Sounds like it was all a put up job from the start. They just needed the right time to haul it out to distract from something important.

    • catie says:

      VMAN, that was my sentiments as well. Leave them there. If they worked for Fox do you think the messiah would be sending Bubba over there? Last week he had his beer summit and things are looking tough at the “townhall” meetings-he needs some more “positive” press.
      I guess Jimmuh will soon be in his favorite country “Iran” to get those “activists” out of there. Should happen around the time that they quietly vote in “health care”…

  8. 1laidbackRN says:

    That has to be some kind of record though. He was only there, like what, 2 hours before they were willing to do almost anything to get him out of their country. These 2nd rate, 3rd world dictators just aren’t worth their salt anymore.

  9. JohnMG says:

    I guess Jimmy Carter was busy certifying an election somewhere, eh?

    • Liberals Demise says:

      You mean “Jimmy Neutron” wasn’t asked by the Assaholla in Iran to verify their ‘election”?
      I am astounded!!

  10. GuppyNblue says:

    Bubba would not of gone to NK if their release wasn’t already assured. Keep with tradition and don’t ask why.

  11. canary says:

    I hope there was a female escort on the trip way back. Oh slick weally would expect a reward. Did Hillary know about this. Had to be arranged, or the plane would have been shot down. Clinton probably dropped off the mother load in some field before landing. Just great for someone already insane. He should have held Clinton, and raised the ransom.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      My first thoughts were:

      1. This makes Hillary look really bad.
      2. Which one of the girls did Bill not have a sexual relationship with first?
      3. How many American military secrets did Slick Willie trade?

  12. Confucius says:

    If only she had snapped her thong.


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