Useful Idiot Alert: Carter hopes to speak w/ Kim Jong Il on upcoming NK visit

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2011 at 10:31 am

Via The Politico:

Former President Jimmy Carter is traveling to North Korea this week on a mission to lay the groundwork for nuclear disarmament talks and “would like very much” to meet with leader Kim Jong Il.

“We have no indication that we will do so, but it would be a pleasure if we could,” Carter said of meeting with Kim and his heir apparent son, Kim Jong Un. His remarks, reported by The Associated Press and Reuters, came Monday at a news conference in Beijing ahead of his Tuesday departure to Pyongyang with three other retired world leaders — former Finnish President Martti Ahtissari, former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Brundtland and former Irish President Mary Robinson.

“We will report as accurately as we can after we visit North Korea of what they had to say” on their nuclear program, Carter said. “But we’re not prejudging in advance what our experiences in Pyongyang will be.”

North Korea backed out of six-party negotiations on its nuclear program after the United Nations issued new sanctions against the country in 2009. Carter and his travel companions — from a group of retired leaders called the Elders, formed by former South African President Nelson Mandela — are hoping to spark discussions on returning to talks.

“The Elders are not in a position to negotiate; we’re not mediators,” Carter said. “We’re going to learn what we can and share what we find with the leaders with whom we have contact in the future.”

Right. Considering Carter’s previous efforts have been so successful in the past.  At least that’s what he and others on the left want you to think, anyway …

The term “Useful Idiot” couldn’t be more fitting.

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7 Responses to “Useful Idiot Alert: Carter hopes to speak w/ Kim Jong Il on upcoming NK visit”


  1. Phineas says:

    The term “Useful Idiot” couldn’t be more fitting.

    I was thinking of another phrase, beginning with “A pain in… ,” but this is a family show, here. :)

    I’ll say this, the shriveled, sanctimonious little antisemite has been a bipartisan rock in the shoes of presidents; he’s been interfering in foreign affairs since at least Clinton’s administration, and always as a coddler of dictators.

    What an embarrassment he is.

  2. Madalyn says:

    Is there a chance the NK will keep him? We can only hope.

  3. Lorica says:

    Good God, how much is this going to cost us?? Everytime Carter gets into one of these treaties it costs us here in the US billions. Jimmy do us all a favor and stay home. – Lorica

  4. Drew says:

    I wonder if his conversations will touch on such weighty topics as “ethnic purity” and impure thoughts.

  5. Kate says:

    I guess he is keeping the spirit of Madeline Albright alive…will he dance with the kiddies?

  6. captaingrumpy says:

    As I see it,Carter is an old prune who does not want to leave the world stage.He is quite the narcoleptic like Obama and thinks everybody loves him. I think it should be mandatory for Presidents to retire and keep their opinions to themselves.He was and always will be a PEANUT.