Thinking Two Seconds Ahead
Oh, Dick Morris.
It was wrong to do it. This trip gives North Korea the ability to act like the good guy in world public opinion by releasing people they shouldn’t have seized in the first place. Considering their record, bomb explosions, and missile tests, we should not be in the business of letting North Korea score propaganda victories.
One: the two people released were journalists. Don’t you think that they would have some decent reporting to do about the justice system of North Korea, and areas of improvement with regard to, um, justice?
Two: Bubba got a free-roll on intel regarding the health (physical, mental, otherwise) of Kim Jong-il. That might be somewhat useful to Barry et al.
Three: See that picture up there? That’s the photo going to 99.9% of the world right now. Pictures speak louder than words. In particular, yours.
So: a propaganda victory? Dude.