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TheDailyBeast: Kim Jong Il's Favorite Things

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The Compassionate Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton’s political charm managed to extend even to chilly Pyongyang. The former president’s administration convinced Kim to forgo his nuclear program—at least for a little while—in exchange for food aid. Of course, the détente between the two countries didn’t last long. But Clinton’s sway over Kim wasn’t totally dead. In 2009 Clinton secured the release of two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, stuck in a North Korean prison. How did he convince the star-struck dictator to turn over the Americans? Decades before, when Kim’s father died, Clinton was the first person to reach out to console the grieving Dear Leader. Kim apparently told Clinton: “I’ve always remembered that, and I’ve always respected you for that, and I’ve always wanted to meet you.”

(AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, File)
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