Bill Clinton Secures Release Of Journalists
by Josh Orton, Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 11:35:03 AM EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has granted a "special pardon" to two jailed U.S. journalists which releases them from detention, the official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Outlets report that the two journalists are already on their way home.
Seems like Clinton was the perfect pick: he's high profile enough to satisfy the North Koreans, but he's also not officially IN the Obama administration, and therefore provides distance if the North Koreans try to make the talks about nuclear weapons.