Free Laura Ling and Euna Lee; bring them home.
I wrote a post in support of the concept of using whatever appropriate means necessary to secure the release of American citizens Laura Ling and Euna Lee. First, I must say the article as I wrote it was cynical and nasty,and bellicose. Since then I have heard numerous reports and opinion pieces about the situation, including some which actually proposed the same possible solutions I had put forward. I will say that thirty-one years ago Ross Perot sent a rescue team consisting of his own EDS employees led by Bull Simon to retrieve two of his employees held by Iran, and successfully. Perhaps Al Gore could exert his extreme power and influence to obtain the release of his two employees held in a hostile country. An inconvenient truth may be: perhaps not.
These women, according to one report I read, were convicted of "disrespect" for the North Korean government. How indeed could anyone respect anyone who did not disrespect the NK government?There. I've toned down the invective.