TV Journalist's Laura Ling and Euna Lee Pardoned!

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  1. Thrs0806

    Thrs0806 New Member

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    Mods - I looked for a thread about this topic before I started a new one - Only found one in the parking lot...Please merge (delelte) if needed.

    I am so excited about the new these 2 Journalists have been released!!! :woohoo::woohoo:

    I must also say that Bill Clinton still has it!!:clap::clap::clap:


    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/08/04/nkorea.clinton/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

    With the news we are about it get from Idaho, I thought we could all use some good news.
     
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  3. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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    N. Korea says 2 U.S. journalists will be freed

    Announcement of pardon comes after Bill Clinton meets with Kim Jong Il

    msnbc.com news services
    updated 19 minutes ago

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has pardoned two jailed American journalists and ordered their release following an unannounced meeting with former President Bill Clinton, the North's state media said early Wednesday.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32277010/ns/world_news-asiapacific/?GT1=43001
     
  4. Marthatex

    Marthatex New Member

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    Yes, I woke up to that news this morning, and posted it on the PP.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WOMEN, THEIR FAMILIES, AND TO BILL CLINTON FOR NEGOTIATING THIS!!!
     
  5. Marthatex

    Marthatex New Member

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    Isn't that great! - looks like there are two threads on this.

    I agree; Clinton is cool.
     
  6. Thrs0806

    Thrs0806 New Member

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    Looks like we were both posting the news at the same time! I just posted this too... Maybe the mods can combine the threads.

    It is wonderful news. We don't get to talk about alot of good news here on WS's.
     
  7. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    Thank goodness! They and their families must be so happy and relieved.

    I've never liked Bill Clinton, but I sure give him props for having the courage to go to North Korea and get this done.
     
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    PassTheMotrin New Member

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  9. drew

    drew Member

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    I'm happy that these girls are coming home to their families,BUT they had no business being there in the first place.
     
  10. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    another miracle! They best kiss the American soil! and stay here!
     
  11. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    That is what my granddaughter said! She is in the USAF (Security Forces) and her first overseas tour was Osan AFB outside of Seoul (sp.), South Korea.

    She seemed to think that these two knew they were venturing too far because the demarcation line is well known.

    I am so very glad these two are on their way home also. Just like you, tho, my GD says they should kiss American soil and stay out of Korea!
     
  12. Morag

    Morag Active Member

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    So should the headline for this story be "Bill Clinton picks up two attractive women"? :)
     
  13. DollyPardonMe

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    I'm going to have to re-think my position on Bill. He has so many! ;)
    Oh, And I'm so happy the girls are coming home!!
     
  14. shana

    shana New Member

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    They're enroute on the plane with Clinton now...I'm thrilled!
     
  15. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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    A sight for sore eyes!

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32277010/ns/world_news-asiapacific

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Korea last month to grant them amnesty, saying they were remorseful and their families were anguished by their detention.

    Thank you Bill and Hillary!!! Now, if we can get our Armed Forces home soon...life will be grand!
     
  16. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    I am very glad that they are returning home to their families. Without a doubt, honestly and sincerely.

    I want to know what Jong Il got out of the release? He has no great love for the USA, he is quite vocal in his disapproval of USA, so what was given or traded for the release of these reporters? He sure didn't do it for a warm fuzzy~ on that I'd bet my bottom dollar.
     
  17. RJA00

    RJA00 Bring HaLeigh Home !!!

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    wonderful news
     
  18. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Yes!! Thank you President Clinton, SOS Clinton, and President Obama!! I know their families must be truly grateful for their release and return from Hell.
     
  19. Brwnigirl

    Brwnigirl Former Member

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    Regardless of what you think of Bill Clinton (personally I was always a fan) today you just gotta love Bill. :blowkiss:

    So happy for the Lee and Ling families! :)
     
  20. Earthling

    Earthling New Member

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    I think Kim Jong Il got a little more than a paper star on his forehead for this
    prisoner release.

    That said - I am very glad that they are home. They would have died there
    had they not been released.

    Earthling
     
  21. Cypros

    Cypros New Member

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    What's going on in Idaho?
     

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