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Critics of Clinton's successful trip lack credibility

After watching footage of freed journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee crying as they were reunited with their families, it should be difficult for anyone to criticize former President Clinton's successful efforts to secure their release from North Korea. Yet John Bolton, former Bush administration U.N. ambassador, is up to the challenge. He criticized the Obama administration for "negotiating with terrorists for the release of hostages" and said that the Clinton trip was "a significant propaganda victory for North Korea." But columnist Maureen Dowd responded: "The former Bush bullies have no credibility on diplomacy. They spent eight years wrecking it, and the score for them on North Korea is 0-6; zero meetings with Kim (Jong Il) and enough plutonium for six nuclear bombs."

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