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Four in five Americans agree: Clinton’s trip to NK did not embolden kidnappers

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. ...

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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.

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