Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bill Clinton in N. Korea To Free Two Journalists

I wonder whether the reckless stupidity of the three "seasoned travellers/activists" who were arrested by Iranian troops along the Iraq/Iran border a few days ago will force the former President to pose for another, similarly distasteful photo op in Tehran in a few weeks' time?

When I look at Kim Jong Il's gloating smile in that photo at left, what I think of first is the righteousness and careerism that drove Euna Lee and Laura Ling to film in that dry creek bed that forms the border between China and North Korea in the first place.

If they are released now, I wonder how they propose to re-pay President Clinton (and us all) for having to endure that photo on their behalf?

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