Please forgive the AXSIS spelling ;-) Ah, remember the good old days when we all just knew that taking North Korea off the terror list would win their hearts and minds, bringing in a new era of diplomacy and cordial relations? I guess reality is slapping Obama, Pelosi and Clinton smack in the face as the administration is considering adding them back on the list. N. Korea sentences 2 U.S. journalists - North Korea- msnbc.com N. Korea sentences U.S. journalists to 12 years SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea convicted two American journalists and sentenced them Monday to 12 years of hard labor, intensifying the reclusive nation's confrontation with the United States. Washington said it would "engage in all possible channels" to win the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore's San Francisco-based Current TV media venture. There are fears Pyongyang is using the women as bargaining chips as the U.N. debates a new resolution to punish the country for its defiant May 25 atomic test and as North Korea seeks to draw Washington into direct negotiations.