- 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.
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.| The List |