August 7th, 2009
04:44 PM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Annie Kate

    I look forward to hearing the truth from the girls about what happened. I'm sure a lot has been said to comply with North Korea's version of the story just to get the girls out – arguing about what happened before the girls were released would have been counter productive. Perhaps now we will hear the real story and find out if the girls really did anything that would justify the North Korean reaction or if North Korea saw a situation they could use to get the attention they want.

    August 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  2. liberatelaura

    During and now following the release of Ling and Lee, much more has been written in the western media about the humanitarian crimes of North Korea. Awareness, especially in the U.S., of things like labor camps and public executions has greatly increased.

    Let's hope this continues and more than makes up for any North Korean refugees put in danger by the materials seized from the Current reporters (Videotapes, cell phones, notes).

    August 7, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  3. Heather,ca

    Well now that they have returned it will be nice for Laura when she is able and ready to be her own voice and explain the international incident that she and her associate caused. Lisa did what any family member would do, but now its time for the ladies to breathe and rest. They waited months to get out and we waited along with them. I'm sure we can wait till they are ready to tell their own story.

    August 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  4. ruki

    It was so touching to hear Lisa Ling talk about her sister's return and how relieved she was to have her back. To hear that the little girl has her mom beside her is truly a relief. I'm sure Laura and Euna will have all the emotional support they need at this time from their loving families to get back to living their lives the way it was before they left to china.
    Our prayers are with both the families of these two girls ((Laura and Euna).

    August 7, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  5. Spelunker

    What's the top headline right now on AC 360's main page?

    "Journalists briefly entered N. Korea, sister says"

    Oh really? So we're finished with questions like "what was it like for the Ling family for the 140 days Laura was held in captivity" and "how is Laura doing now that she's back home"??

    Perhaps today I can discuss that brief border crossing and Laura's intention or will this comment vanish into oblivion like the similar musing I submitted to CNN last night?

    Perhaps Laura's future book will be titled "140 Days and 30 Seconds"
    as we currently wait to devour the chapter devoted to clarifying what happened at the Tumen River border on March 17. Lisa Ling says we should wait for Laura to tell her own story first, but what about Mitch Koss? He has remained silent since his arrival back in California in March after a brief detainment in China. (How long? 30 minutes?)

    If Laura is about to "pin" the blame on voodoo doll Mitch Koss, (Lisa keeps maintaining that it was not her sister's intention), then shouldn't he deploy a ballistic missive in a pre-emptive strike?

    When is Anderson Cooper coming back? He won't want to miss this!

    August 7, 2009 at 11:24 am |