Back Home: Euna Lee And Laura Ling

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

There was a little bit that asked the question "really?" but after seeing the pics - it really did happen. I guess this means Bill's kinda back in the game?

A few hours after landing on American soil, Euna Lee and Laura Ling were back home resting – and looking forward to a home-cooked meal.

"[Laura] seems like she's in pretty good physical health so we're very happy about that," Ling's husband, Iain Clayton, told reporters outside their home in Studio City, Calif. "At the moment now she's going to relax and take it easy."

"My sister is absolutely exhausted and just resting," added Ling's sister, Lisa. "She could barely speak she's so tired."

Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, the American journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for alleged "hostile acts" in North Korea, were officially pardoned on Tuesday. They returned to the United States with former President Bill Clinton, who helped secure their release after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

"This is kind of an unprecedented situation and we have completely drawn support from so many people," said Lisa. "We are so especially appreciative of our government who really came to the rescue."

Ling, according to Lisa, not only was happy to be home but also to be able to eat fresh food.

"She was telling us how there were rocks in her rice [in North Korea]," revealed Lisa. "She's anxious just to eat fresh food. I know there's going to be a sushi dinner very soon!"
I'd be eating sushi, steak, a big bucket of fried chicken. I'd just eat until I popped.

Definitely great to see them back - safe and sound - and I'd imagine we'll be hearing a lot more about what they went through.

I know I'll be listening.