- By Annie LowreyAnnie Lowrey is assistant editor at FP.
A great crumb from the Washington Independent‘s Dave Weigel: nearly four in five Americans agreed, in a Fox News poll, that former President Bill Clinton’s trip to North Korea — during which he successfully lobbied for the release of jailed journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee — will not encourage the kidnapping of more Americans.
One comment, though. Ling and Lee — and John Yettaw, the American released from Myanmar over the weekend — were not kidnapped. They were arrested and put in prison. Seems an important distinction to make.