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After pardon, two journalists could return to Bay Area in next 24 hours

Original post made on Aug 4, 2009

Two Bay Area journalists who have been jailed in North Korea could arrive back in California within the next 24 hours after being pardoned during a visit to the country by former President Bill Clinton, who made the trip to negotiate for their release, a friend of the families said today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 2:14 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Pleasanton Weekly
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I wonder if Bill took Monica Lewinsky to help with the negotiations....

Posted by My 2/100
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Aug 4, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Imagine sending George W. Bush on a serious negotiation overseas. Or worse, Sarah Palin.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm

I wonder why the NK did not want to be served red beans and condoleeza rice...hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

No, President took along Senator Larry Craig...the footsies cat...hahahahahahahahahah...

Posted by Don't
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Aug 4, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Don't be so pompus and arrogant. Clinton flew out of the Country with TWO U.S. citizens, protected by the constitution, just like you and I.

Posted by Sarah
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 5:40 am

Hurray, BJ Clinton saved the day!

You guys need to lighten up....too sensitive . The first comment was funny.

If you boys view your political party as a favorite sports team that you have to defend at all cost.... you will always be sadly disappointed. They are all human and make mistakes. Not to mention the political process corrupts all "Don Quixote's" who enter with good intentions.

Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 6:58 am

But it's not funny, and it is in very poor taste. It has nothing to do with defending your party - Mr. Clinton went on and successfully completed a very significant humanitarian mission and to reference his lowest point is classless. It is insane how people continue to refer to him as 'BJ' Clinton or talk about that every time his name comes up. He is an accomplished individual. Move on, for heaven's sake. It's really creepy that people won't.

Posted by Conservative
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 5, 2009 at 7:45 am

P-Town is one of the most conservative enclaves in the Bay and East Bay Areas and it shows!

Posted by rosemarie
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 5, 2009 at 9:46 am


Posted by what?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 9:51 am

One DUMB Rosemarie has to take away from two U.S. citizens relaese and hijack the TOPIC for her selfish arrogant agenda!

Sef Centered Rosemarie!

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 5, 2009 at 11:56 am

Po po rosamaria! Po po rosamaria! I'll pay attention to that what you crave?

Attention? tee hee hee, tee hee hee...hahahahahahhhaha.....creep!


the prophet...Cholo

Posted by Nonsense
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Re: A very significant humanitarian mission - Nonsense, he went to NK to pay ransom and kiss KJ Il's butt for the propaganda machine

With the pardon, KJ Il bought time to sell a few more nukes....

Watch out!

Posted by Dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Aug 6, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Journalists or tourists that get close to an international border are taking a big risk and they are responsible for their own actions. It’s similar to walking up to the edge of sea cliff to see what happens.

However, I am compassionate enough to know that they are terrified and need help. At first I thought Clinton going to NK was a mistake but I can see benefits that will be useful for our country. I realize that the NK government had a field day with Clinton and this was expected. But, the PR we received was significant and may have open dialogue again.

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