Some people have asked for my thoughts on the sentencing.
I must say that I'm not surprised.
The sentence was harsh, but expected.
The US should waste no time in sending an envoy such as Bill Richardson over to NK to try and make a deal.
It's hard to imagine the anguish those girls and families must be feeling right now, with the chance that they could be sent to a place like this:
a 21st century gulag