Bill Clinton to negotiate for Laura and Euna

August 4, 2009

Bill Clinton heads for North Korea to discuss jailed journalists:
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE57305J20090804

EDIT: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a “special pardon” freeing two jailed American journalists after talks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, North Korea’s official news agency announced Wednesday.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/04/north-korea-welcomes-bill_n_250682.html

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53 Comments

  1. todraw on August 6, 2009 at 5:48 am

    good to hear that they’re free now ;D

  2. Rose_ChazyChaz on August 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    What wonderful news! Bill Clinton is a great man! He is the man! We need more people like him in this world! Happy kisses from Brazil …….. Rose : D

  3. ShadowerLiltani on August 5, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Bill Bill Bill Bill! It wasn’t Bill Clinton who got them back, it was Bill Nye disguised as Bill Clinton. Lol, I just read about that on Yahoo news about five minutes before I came here to see if you had posted about it. I’m happy for them, I was concerned for their safety. Just because the people are in jail, doesn’t always mean they don’t still try to pull some creepy-ass shit. They are some very tiny women after all. They were about to take one of these women away from her daughter for 12 years. Growing up with the lack of one parent, I can empathize with what that is like.

  4. CarolYvLP on August 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    It was a long time but it’s good to know that’s everything ok now.

  5. Ana_ on August 5, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Bill Clinton did an incredible job!! Now, they are free to move on with their lifes!!πŸ™‚ Ana.

  6. dianlucas on August 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    o/

  7. antje on August 5, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Great news!!! I am really happy to hear that!!! Finaly…

  8. Michael1904 on August 5, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I just read just now about their release in the Times paper here in Scotland. Great news!

  9. luckyluck on August 5, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Thanks man for spread the pleasure for everyone with this Good news , include me !! .. Good job MR Clinton !!

  10. LPmadman on August 5, 2009 at 8:37 am

    YESSS !!! … i’m happy too .. i even feel so warm right now πŸ˜€

  11. cincybmxlpfreak on August 5, 2009 at 7:37 am

    This is so awesome! I saw that yesterday and was SHOCKED by the “special pardon.” From Kim Jong Il!? Really!?!? That’s amazing! Go Bill Clinton! He rocks!πŸ˜€

  12. Heydy on August 5, 2009 at 7:27 am

    That is great news!πŸ™‚ And finally this case got into news in Finland, too. Before Bill Clinton was announced to go there, they told nothing about Laura and Euna in Finnish media… But anyway, it’s wonderful to hear that someone finally got them freed!πŸ™‚

  13. ThePrincess on August 5, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Finally they let them free , I’m I happy to hear that good news !!! .. btw i like the way you put this πŸ™‚ above your name .. very sweet !!

  14. PankakeMunky on August 5, 2009 at 7:15 am

    not to sound doubtful or anything since we’re talking about north korea and all, but when i first heard that president clinton was going to talk to kim jong il, i felt confident that the journalists weren’t going to make it out. then when i heard that they were released, that took me by surprise. i’m just glad that laura and euna are back home and safe and it’s good to hear a happy ending on the news once in awhile.

  15. MichaelFromGermany on August 5, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Good to hearπŸ™‚

  16. Shadow on August 5, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Was one of the first things I heard this morning on the radio. What a great thing to start my day! I am glad they’re free!

  17. abbykulyde on August 5, 2009 at 4:05 am

    yep! that’s a good news.. saw it in CNN..

  18. zahra on August 5, 2009 at 4:00 am

    IT’s ALL OVER THE NEWS!!! they’re free!!! ow i’m sooo happy 4 them!… …i’m glad that Clinton dissident to go to NK but why did it take soooo long???.. .anyhoooo THANK GOD its over!!! X)

  19. Smail225 on August 5, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Justice exists! this is good news. I’m glad for them

  20. soyuneik on August 4, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I’m really happy this turned out well. But, I’m still mad, it took too long. What can I say, I’m a weirdo, I take everything unjust and associate it as if it were myself or someone close to me.

  21. p_lane on August 4, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    That’s so great to hear! I’m glad that Clinton went to North Korea and did what I like to call “A Rev. Jesse Jackson”.

  22. Dori on August 4, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    That’s great to hear. I have to admit, (and I feel ridiculously stupid here), when I first read of the situation, I was pretty confused at what exactly was going on. I had someone explain everything to me as best they could. They paid such a dangerous price doing what they did. I’m very happy Clinton had the chance to smooth things out.

  23. Wotur11 on August 4, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    aww cool !! i understand what you mean with the symbol πŸ™‚ i wanna crawl back in lol

  24. HB_DiViDe on August 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    hell yea!!!!πŸ™‚

  25. Curiosa on August 4, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Glad to hear they’re free.πŸ™‚ hugs

  26. Sharisse on August 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful news with us. I haven’t been following along with the story as much as I was in the beginning, so I’m really glad to hear this. It’s wonderful that they’ll be reunited with their families.

  27. Maaark on August 4, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Oh God! That’s so great! I hope they’re ok and hopefully they’ll overcome this difficult time. I bet everyone’s so happy for them now. Thank you so much for sharing Mike.

    Take care, have a nice week!

  28. Lyra on August 4, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    that’s nice… πŸ™‚

  29. Gerardo on August 4, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    they are free? Im so damn happy nowπŸ™‚

  30. yonefinn on August 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    πŸ™‚

  31. tacos_on_tuesday on August 4, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    So overjoyed by the news. I hope mentally the two will be able to overcome this difficult time in their lives and that they are able to share their full story. My thoughts are with them & their family as they transition from this harrowing experience.

  32. Madlen on August 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    From the comments below I understand that they’re going to be released so that’s just great news.I wish all the best to them and their families.:)

  33. Aud on August 4, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the posts on Laura and Euna, Mike. I hadn’t heard of them before, and it’s great how you use your site to raise awareness for things you care about! It’s awesome that they were released! <3Aud

  34. Full_Metal_Ninja on August 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Well done indeed Mr. Bill Clinton.

  35. LcatP on August 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I just read that they will be freed from a new article on MSN, after reading I came here to your blogπŸ™‚
    I’m happy for them, I’m sure everyone is especially their family. Thanks for sharing Mike.

    Cat.

  36. Raspberry on August 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Bill-Clinton-Meets-North-Koreas-Kim-Jong-Il-And-Two-US-Journalists-Laura-Ling-And-Euna-Lee/Article/200908115353424?lpos=WorldNewsCarouselRegion0&lid=ARTICLE15353424BillClintonMeetsNorthKoreasKimJong-IlAndTwoUSJournalistsLauraLingAndEuna_Lee

    Well done Bill!

  37. stardust001 on August 4, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    They’ve been pardoned which is aweeesome!!!πŸ™‚
    Really happy for them and their familiesπŸ™‚

  38. allucha on August 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I just read that they’ve been pardoned, that’s awesome! Shame it had to come this far, but it’s great for the families.

  39. thenewLinkinPete on August 4, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I was just about to post that link! Grrreat! This mustΒ΄ve been terrible for them..

  40. SouthernGirlAM on August 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm

  41. Janni_Loves_LP on August 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Yay! I just heard they were released..! With full pardon! Bill did a great job!πŸ™‚ But I’m also glad I could help spreading the awareness… Thanks to you, I invited about 100 Facebook friends for the page dedicated to Laura and Euna…πŸ™‚ Anyways, I’m very happy for them and their families!πŸ™‚ Such wonderful news!

  42. LPROCKS on August 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    THEY ARE FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes Thank you Korea!!!!!

  43. Violist on August 4, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    It worked outπŸ™‚ Wow… I didn’t really think that they will let them go.

  44. Mechanoid on August 4, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    They will be free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was said on the BBC !!! It’s wonderful !!!!!!!!!

  45. Kalini on August 4, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Good news! I hope Bill Clinton will lead successfull negotiations in North Korea. Good luck! EDIT: Perfect! Bill Clinton did the great job. Congratulations to the families of Laura and Euna! I wish to Laura and Euna to forget about this hard time soon! K

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  47. cuz on August 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Hope this will work. So good that the government didn’t forget about them and is still trying to bring them home.

    EDIT: So good! I’m so happy for themπŸ™‚

  48. bangbangbangonddoorbaby on August 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

    im glad someone is still trying to help those women.

  49. Sintia on August 4, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for the update Mike. I’ve been praying for them and their families. I also hope that everything works out. Take care on tour.

  50. Shinodabestfriend on August 4, 2009 at 8:24 am

    finally some news!

  51. linkinparc on August 4, 2009 at 8:12 am

    hey mike! this is ana (from the meet and greet at the beach =)
    I forgot to ask you this question at the M&G and I would appreciate if you could answer it on your blog!

    I would like to know the meaning of your latest painting ” Oyakodon”. Because I had my own theory i.e the woman and the little girl are somehow connected with the gasmasks and oyakadon is a japanese food…maybe the woman is feeding the girl with her point of view of how to be “the perfect human”

    Damn why didnt I ask you this in ferropolis? Well I asked quite a lot of questions..Im not forgetting the thing with playing bass onstage…you said yes for the next time.. remember? =D

  52. TiffTiff33LP on August 4, 2009 at 6:10 am

    oh good,i was wondering about that,i seen it on yahoo.^_^

  53. Eddie on August 4, 2009 at 4:09 am

    I hope everything goes alright!!!! I wish the best for Laura and Euna!

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