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U.S. Journalists Captured in North Korea 'Pardoned'
CNN ^ | 08/04/2009 | n/a

Posted on 08/04/2009 12:17:19 PM PDT by Pyro7480

CNN reporting that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has "pardoned" the two American journalist captured within his country.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: journalists; kimjongil; northkorea; x42
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1 posted on 08/04/2009 12:17:19 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Can we as men and women give a hand to Bill Clinton on this one? He deserves at least some credit for this.


2 posted on 08/04/2009 12:18:17 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Pyro7480

Ticker on CNN.com: “North Korean President Kim Jong Il has pardoned two U.S. journalists, state-run news agency KCNA said Tuesday.”


3 posted on 08/04/2009 12:18:25 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480

How nice as we see Al Gore is no where to be seen


4 posted on 08/04/2009 12:18:29 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: domenad

The fix was in before Clinton left the States.


5 posted on 08/04/2009 12:18:57 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: domenad

Bill Clinton did in 5 minutes what his wife who is Secretary of State could not do. Hmmm, I thought Hillary was the one that had the job. Either way, I’m glad Bill was able to get the job done. I wonder what he promised Kim Jung Il


6 posted on 08/04/2009 12:19:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Pyro7480

Ouch. I wonder how much that cost us.


7 posted on 08/04/2009 12:19:47 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Pyro7480

Payback for Clinton’s technology giveaways?


8 posted on 08/04/2009 12:19:55 PM PDT by P.O.E. ((optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Parley Baer

What’s our policy of “Not negotiating with terrorists”???? Oh, that’s right, that was the EVIL Bush’s policy.


9 posted on 08/04/2009 12:20:21 PM PDT by Gillmeister
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To: domenad

Kim Jong-mentally Ill simply wanted the prestige of having a former President on communist soil. This won’t change a thing.


10 posted on 08/04/2009 12:20:25 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: Pyro7480

Now Bill gets to pick up two woman and take them home on his plane.


11 posted on 08/04/2009 12:20:44 PM PDT by blf1776 (Peepole, Peepole who need Peepole, are the luckiest Peepole in the world)
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To: Pyro7480

This is good news.


12 posted on 08/04/2009 12:20:50 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: domenad
I really fail to see what Clinton did to gain their release. Do you have the details?

My guess is that this was set up to make Clinton, an extension of the Obama admin, look good.

I would like to know what concessions were promised to NK.

13 posted on 08/04/2009 12:21:14 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Pyro7480

Nice going Slick.

Dunno, what you had to do, but you were always the best at BS.


14 posted on 08/04/2009 12:21:17 PM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: Pyro7480
The Incredible Shrinking Hillary. Hills
15 posted on 08/04/2009 12:21:23 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: domenad

Needless to say, we’ll never know just what or how much it cost us to get them back.


16 posted on 08/04/2009 12:21:47 PM PDT by jpl (Help us Obambi Wan Kenobi, you're our only dope.)
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To: TheBigIf

Very good news. The economy was pretty good under Clinton.


17 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:07 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Parley Baer

Pure propaganda by NK. What did we give up in return? I’m happy for them for their safety and return.


18 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:08 PM PDT by Donna in Decatur (DONNA IN DECATUR)
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To: Pyro7480

Good to see that the two journalists are being released....

I will give credit to Clinton on this....although I am sure this deal was pre-planned. North Korea is the porta-potty of the world....and sending an ex-US president over there is a huge risk.


19 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:19 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Know the difference between "conservative" and "republican")
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"I wonder what he promised Kim Jung Il"

Cash for clunkers.

20 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:28 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: Pyro7480

What is the quid pro quo?


21 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Honduras can happen here. Yes it can!)
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To: Parley Baer
The fix was in before Clinton left the States.

Exactly. What did it cost us?

22 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:32 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Pyro7480; a fool in paradise
First Black President Birr Krintong to Dear Leader: "Where's da Chinaman womens at?"
23 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: domenad
I'm thinking not....I'll pay my respects to the toon after he's dead and gone...

by that I mean I'll share a couple shots with him at his grave. He gets his a little while after I'm done with mine :)

24 posted on 08/04/2009 12:22:40 PM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Nukes for journalists...


25 posted on 08/04/2009 12:23:10 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: domenad
Can we as men and women give a hand to Bill Clinton on this one? He deserves at least some credit for this.

The 'journalists' worked for Algore, something stinks here.

26 posted on 08/04/2009 12:23:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: domenad

Are you serious? The Koreans were always going to let them go. This has been a public relations nightmare for the little slug. My Aunt Ukie would have come home with them.


27 posted on 08/04/2009 12:23:38 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: domenad

Good job Slick, I mean that sincerely.


28 posted on 08/04/2009 12:24:04 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Pyro7480

Reminds me of Jesse Jackass in 1983 going to Syria and bringing back captured Lieutenant Robert Goodman.

I don’t have a high opinion of Jesse Jackass, but nevertheless was glad to have Lt. Goodman back home.


29 posted on 08/04/2009 12:24:29 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The deal was agreed to before he left or he never would have gone. That’s how “diplomacy” works. I’d just like to know what the little pig-face got in return. We’ll probably never know.


30 posted on 08/04/2009 12:25:25 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: AppyPappy

We were also told that impeaching Bill Clinton would ruin the economy and for that reason, he should be allowed to remain in power. The internet stock bubble was already bursting. Didn’t help.


31 posted on 08/04/2009 12:25:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
" I wonder what he promised Kim Jung Il"

The rest of the plans for a guidance system.

32 posted on 08/04/2009 12:25:53 PM PDT by norton
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To: keats5

Some DVDs of Great Leader’s (ours) speeches.


33 posted on 08/04/2009 12:27:08 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Honduras can happen here. Yes it can!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

and i read earlier today i believe that he was not asked by the white house to go either...would that be a slap in the face of obammy....??


34 posted on 08/04/2009 12:27:13 PM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Parley Baer
The fix was in..

Could be. You are talking a Clinton operation.. A Wagyu Production from the gitgo.. these days , ya never know. are Al Gore's gal reporters that dumb to get busted.. they would be portrayed as dedicated to getting the story on abuse at the border as they did?.. questions remain..

Maybe The Beaded Man Knows , but He's not talking.. Yet!;-)

People gather in front of the World's Largest Beaded Photo Mosaic of U.S. President Barack Obama on display in front of the White House in Washington, August 3, 2009. The project, created with over 372,600 beads by 1000 fourth grade students from across the U.S., was made in honor of Obama's 48th birthday which will be celebrated tomorrow. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES POLITICS SOCIETY)


35 posted on 08/04/2009 12:27:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: domenad

what did he do? show up with promises from zero to the supreme leader?


36 posted on 08/04/2009 12:28:03 PM PDT by wiggen
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To: domenad
puhleeze........ This was all for show. The agreement had already been made. Slick would not have gone if it wasn't already set.

I wonder how much $$$ was spent.

37 posted on 08/04/2009 12:30:01 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
as soon as ‘the bent one’ leaves Korea...sick and gravely ill Kim Jung II will be bragging about what we gave up...

they didn't do it for just ‘soft and fuzzy feelings’ I'm sure..they are evil people in North Korea, not the citizens themselves but the Leaders.

As for Bill Clinton he destroyed the Office he held with his actions of adultery, I've never liked him and never will..

38 posted on 08/04/2009 12:30:10 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: domenad
"Can we as men and women give a hand to Bill Clinton on this one?"

Ummm....I think I'll leave that up to Monica.

39 posted on 08/04/2009 12:30:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: domenad

Depends on what the under the table agreements are.


40 posted on 08/04/2009 12:33:06 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Heck I wonder if the Algore-employed “journalists” getting captured was just a part of the ruse.


41 posted on 08/04/2009 12:33:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pyro7480
Good news for the two women and their families. They probably would have died in those hellish labor camps.

Of course, we'll never really know what the NK’s got in return.

42 posted on 08/04/2009 12:33:37 PM PDT by Deo volente (Will the real Birth Certificate please stand up?)
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To: dfwgator
who the heck knows. *O* has been desperate for something positive, and this show was it.
43 posted on 08/04/2009 12:34:53 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: domenad; SortaBichy
He deserves at least some credit for this.

He was highly motivated....two more shots at the "Mile High Club".

44 posted on 08/04/2009 12:35:41 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now....not next month... now)
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To: domenad

Crediting a rapist for rescuing women is not in my plans.

I’m glad the women were freed. It’s really a shame Bill Clinton’s name will be associated with that release in any way shape or form.


45 posted on 08/04/2009 12:36:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Our Founding Fathers were the first birthers: See Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Deb

Yes but somebody had to put it on the line and go out there and get them. Now, you don’t step in the room with a litte fruit like Kim Jong-Il without taking at least a bit of risk. Even if all he did is drive them to the airport, I’d say good show.


46 posted on 08/04/2009 12:37:03 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Pyro7480

Wonder what Slick has planned for these ‘journalists’ on the 14-hour flight back to the US.


47 posted on 08/04/2009 12:37:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: domenad

Credit for what? Nobody knows why they were there, why they were taken into custody, or what was given up to get them out. The only thing we know for sure is that a bunch of thoroughly rotten leftists and career liars were involved in the transaction.

You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t get all misty-eyed over this sort of cheap political theater.


48 posted on 08/04/2009 12:38:12 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Pyro7480

Wonder what that cost?


49 posted on 08/04/2009 12:38:22 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I guess he’s vying for the “white Jesse Jackson” moniker. These guys love to pimp themselves.


50 posted on 08/04/2009 12:38:54 PM PDT by youturn (Those who preach tolerance seem to have the least for my views.)
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