Aug 5, 2009

'Home and free'

The plane carrying former President Bill Clinton and freed journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling touched down at 5:30 a.m. in Burbank early this morning, touching off an emotional reunion.

From the New York Times:
“Thirty hours ago, Euna Lee and I were prisoners in North Korea,” Ms. Ling said in brief remarks to reporters, blinking back tears. “We feared that at any moment we could be prisoners in a hard labor camp. Then suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting.”

“We were taken to a location and when we walked through the doors, we saw standing before us President Bill Clinton,” she said, recounting the final moments of her ordeal. “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.”

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