President Bill Clinton has gone to North Korea and done what needed to be done.Clinton and Lee

He was there for only a day and has apparently secured the pardon and release of American reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

“Clinton expressed words of sincere apology to Kim Jong Il for the hostile acts committed by the two American journalists against the DPRK after illegally intruding into it,” the North Korean state run news agency KCNA reported. “Clinton courteously conveyed to Kim Jong Il an earnest request of the U.S. government to leniently pardon them and send them back home from a humanitarian point of view.

The report said Clinton then conveyed a message from U.S. President Obama “expressing profound thanks for this and reflecting views on ways of improving the relations between the two countries.”

It added, “The measure taken to release the American journalists is a manifestation of the DPRK’s humanitarian and peace-loving policy.

DPRK stands for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Ling and Lee, who are reporters for San Francisco based Current TV have been in custody since March.

Obviously…this is fantastic news !!

Bill Clinton in North Korea