It was bad enough watching the captured British sailors and marines cavorting on camera with Iran’s Ahmadinejad. But New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has now outdone them, entirely of his own free will. While visiting North Korea this week, Richardson compliantly allowed himself to be escorted by North Korean officials on an anti-American propaganda tour of the USS Pueblo — the U.S. navy ship hijacked by North Korea in 1968, along with its crew. According to the AP, Richardson described this tour as “a lot of propaganda” but justified going along with it on grounds that “we’re guests here.”
This is Richardson’s sixth trip to North Korea, and you can see why Kim Jong Il just loves to let him visit. With guests like that, who needs hostages?