Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Clinton and North Korea
Just a quick thought on this.
I find it interesting that President Clinton spent a few hours in North Korea, and was able to get the 2 young ladies being held in prison out.
I also found it interesting that the North Koreans were honored at the former President came for a visit and to discuss some issue with The Dear Leader.
It seems that this worked in every body's favor. It made the North Koreans feel good. It may have helped improve the relationship with North Korea, though that we have to wait to see, and the Obama Administration has some ability to disavow that they stepped in to the situation.
The situation with Iran is going to be more telling in some ways. There is no one in the US that is that well respected by the Iranians.
I'll be interested to see how this plays out.