Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Euna Lee and Laura Ling Arrive Home! (Video)

I can't believe how good it feels to have some good news for a change. Euna Lee and Laura Ling had a very moving and very public reunion with their families. It was also heartwarming to see Bill Clinton and Al Gore hug each other so enthusiastically and walk off together, arm and arm.

After a few more minutes, Ling walked to the microphone with the rest of the group behind her, holding a folded piece of paper from which she read: "Thirty hours ago Euna Lee and I were prisoners in North Korea. We feared that at any moment we could be sent to a hard labor camp. And then suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting, we were taken to a location and when we walked through the door we saw standing before us President Bill Clinton. We were shocked but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end and now we stand here home and free."