Oh boy, after all that time to come up with a cohesive story, and all the lawyers and flackmeisters massaging the text, is this the best yo u could do?
“…we quickly turned back toward China. Midway across the ice…”
“Back toward China?” What?
Now, see, there’s your problem right there.
No matter, on to Oprah. Next stop, Larry King!(Srsly.)
Of course, last year the North Koreans wanted Barack Obama to swing on by Pyongyang for what turned out to be the inevitable pick-up / photo-op. And, of course, Al Gore didn’t rate, seeing as how the people of NK wouldn’t really be all that impressed by him. So, there was this visit by Bill Clinton, which, who knows, maybe it led to or will lead to something good.
But I don’t think it has yet and, most likely, it never will. So, you two didn’t pull a Homer, after all, right?
And actually, in exchange for nothing, the current North Korean government got something it really, really wanted, something that allows it to, if ever so slightly more, maintain its grip on power.
Do people generally think this train wreck was a Good Thing?
And what do our funk Seoul brothers and sisters think, right about now? What’s that, the South Koreans don’t like you neither?
So, to whom should you apologize at this point? I can think of several groups of people. (Hint, hint.)
Here, I’ll start you off: “Our first mistake was naively thinking…”
Enjoy your five-star book tour… (Well, one of you, anyway. La renommée est une maîtresse inconsistante, non?)