Bartering..."I'm not sure I want to go that far."
It's very convenient for the war profiteers and their media whores that just after the North Korean 'nuke tests,' two of Al Gore's Current TV reporters are sentenced to hard time there for crossing the border illegally.
It keeps the 'North Korea is the devil' story alive. Isn't Iran/Iraq/al Qaeda/Taliban enough for you? I suppose not when another reason to spend more on the military can be created. The Federal Reserve will just print us more fiat currency, at interest, and off we'll go. Bankers and the war machine need conflict like a bee needs honey.
Sure, we would trade Al for the two young women. That's a win-win situation for our country but most likely a 'ransom' will be paid.
North Korea needs the money and the U.S. needs the 'spin.'