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White House mum on Bill Clinton's mission to obtain release of U.S. journalists in N. Korea

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Statement by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday morning on the mission former President Clinton is on to seek the release of two jailed U.S. journalists in N. Korea.

"While this solely private mission to secure the release of two Americans is on
the ground, we will have no comment. We do not want to jeopardize the success of
former President Clinton's mission."

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Whether it was a smart move depends on what you read and if their was a conspiracy. Does this give North Korea a saving face while being bellicose in previous talks with former and present White House administrations?

Read & Decide.

This was former President Clinton's mess to begin with: http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/1/7/164846.shtml

Viewing the big picture:
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/08/04/behind_bill_clintons_rescue_mission

The Risk and Reward:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111547338

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