August 23rd, 2010
11:30 PM ET

Carter to travel to N. Korea to free American

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is planning to go to North Korea this week in the hopes of securing the release of an American man being held there, a senior administration official and another source familiar with the trip said on Monday.

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  1. Dennis in AZ

    Why must former presidents go to North Korea to secure the release of someone who shouldn't have been captured? And, is being held up only for the sake of bargaining with a tyrannt? Nuke them 'til they glow–it's easier to shoot them in the dark.

    August 24, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Shell Arizona

    Obama should go to N K..

    August 24, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. AxistoGrind

    Obama, George Bush, and Bill Clinton all should have honoured the deal Clinton signed to end the nucleur program in exchange for fuel aid. But instead eth wUS war machine sought to push the country further down. A permanent peace deal and an end to the 1950s Korean War is what the world (and the peninsula needs)./ Pull your head out of the cold war deepfreeze US war hawks who will react to my comments. The US war machine loves Kim Jong Il so they can maximize their profits.

    August 24, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Rusty

      Axis – how about NORTH KOREA honoring the deal? Clinton sent Carter over there to broker a deal that included a nuclear reactor – and North Korea almost immediately violated that "deal". The US "war machine" has nothing to do with pushing N. Korea down. Get a reality check and take a history lesson.

      August 24, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jin in South Korea

    Can we buy some nuke from the US to bomb N Korea?

    August 24, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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  6. Gerald in VA

    By meeting the former U.S. President personally, I strongly believe he will accomplish this hefty task. President Carter is a true humanitarian and peace maker that unfortunately, is only remembered for the things he did not accomplish during his administration in this country. May God bless you Jimmy – we will be praying for you! Thank you for your service to our country – even to this day at 85 years old!

    August 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |