Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aug. 5: Bottom Line: They're Free

By Sylvia Gurinsky

The main talk seems to be about the politics of former President Bill Clinton going to North Korea and coming back with freed journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Who benefits. What it signifies about North Korea. What it means for the United States.

The bottom line should be this: What it means for Ling and Lee.

The two journalists work for Current TV, which was co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, who got Clinton involved in the final trip to bring them back. Ling and Lee were captured in March while they were working on a story. They had been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor.

Enough with the political back and forth. Is there anyone who can rationally argue that Clinton's trip wasn't worth it? The Ling and Lee families certainly think so. They're right.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee are free. That's what counts.

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