Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Here comes white knight Bill Clinton

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Let me get this straight: Bill Clinton can just mosey on over to Kim Jong II's place any ol' time and be greeted with red carpets and flowers?

Meanwhile, his wife is pissing off North Korea by calling them names and Obama can't get them to behave themselves and stop playing with their deadly toys.

Did Obama tap the wrong Clinton for Secretary of State? Makes you wonder.

Of course, North Korea got along with the Clinton White House. Bill convinced them to play nice with the nukes, at least for a while. Since he left office, though, North Korea's leaders seem to think their arsenal of missiles is a stash of South Carolina fireworks.

Clinton is in North Korea to secure the release of two female journalists who illegally crossed China's border with the Stalinist country.

Let's just hope he doesn't sexually harass them on the way home.

You can hear Hillary now: "Bill, Kim likes you more than he likes me. Go get those girls. And don't you dare touch them, you horny bastard!"

Enter Al Gore: "Yeah."

Former President Clinton met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Tuesday in North Korea, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, citing North Korean state-run media reports.

Clinton is in Pyongyang trying to negotiate the release of two American journalists, according to the White House.

Clinton landed in North Korea early Tuesday on a mission to negotiate the release of the journalists who have been imprisoned there since March.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs gave little detail on Clinton's itinerary.

"While this solely private mission to secure the release of two Americans is on the ground, we will have no comment," Gibbs said. "We do not want to jeopardize the success of former President Clinton's mission."

The North Korean news agency KCNA did not disclose the purpose of the visit in its three-line dispatch. However a source with detailed knowledge of Clinton's movements told CNN late Monday that he was going to seek the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, both reporters for California-based Current TV, a media venture launched by Clinton's Vice President Al Gore.

More from CNN.com.

UPDATE from CNN: N. Korean leader reportedly pardons U.S. journalists

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