Extremely ex-president Jimmy Carter is planning a trip to North Korea, where he will take a stab at, er, “assessing severe food shortages and discussing the possible revival of nuclear disarmament talks.”
Here’s some classic feel-good-don’t-blame-the-tyrant gobbledeygook from Mr. Peanut:
"In almost any case when there are sanctions against an entire people, the people suffer the most and the leaders suffer least," he said. "And we believe that the last 50 years of deprivation of the North Korean people to adequate access to trade and commerce has been very damaging to their economy, as well as some problems they may have brought on by themselves [emphasis added by nearly speechless me]."I suppose it’s progress that Goober would even hint that, just maybe, a teensy bit of blame might attach to the communist system. The truly sad news, of course, is that Jimmy Carter is the export that keeps getting sent back. Surely some benighted foreign land has a long-term job for a skilled carpenter.
(H/T: Genghis at Ace of Spades)