Bill Clinton’s spokesman says the former president has left North Korea with two American journalists who had been held hostage.
Matt McKenna said late Tuesday that Clinton has “safely left North Korea with Laura Ling and Euna Lee.” He said they’re flying to Los Angeles, where the journalists will be reunited with their families.
The White House is not commenting the trip.
Although the Obama White House had to send a former president to do the job the current president was elected to do (as well as the spouse of said former president was confirmed by Congress to take the initiative), I’m thankful that Ling and Lee were freed by their captors and are now homeward bound. Former President Clinton deserves credit where credit is due for putting himself on the line.
Al Gore, the employer of Ling and Lee through his co-ownership of Current TV, should also give thanks that no harm came upon them.