Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) – I started the day thinking our flight from Pyongyang to Beijing may not take off because of the planned South Korean military exercises and the likely North Korean military response.
I assumed that would immediately result in the closure of the Pyongyang airport. That did not happen. Indeed, the North Koreans, at least as of this writing, are showing remarkable restraint in not responding to the hour-and-a-half South Korean live-fire exercise. But my flight was still canceled because of an amazing heavy fog that descended on the North Korean capital.
I've never seen such thick fog; and everyone who witnessed it, including our North Korean handlers, said it was the worst fog they'd ever been in. Our Air China flight from Pyongyang to Beijing was cancelled and rescheduled for the next day, that's why I'm spending another night in North Korea, along with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and his small entourage.
And here's something you probably never thought you'd hear: What exactly are we doing to kill some time on this extra night in Pyongyang? We're at a karaoke bar singing all the best, latest great hits of the '70s including "Hotel California" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree". Gov. Bill Richardson didn't sing, instead he was smoking a big fat cigar, enjoying The Eagles.
So there you have it, who would have thought I'd be in North Korea at this tense time, singing some songs from the 70's? I'm not sure if you'll ever see them, but we do have the video and photos to prove it?
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