September 06, 2003

Can Long-term Exposure to Peanuts Cause Dementia?

Everyone's favorite ex-president opens his mouth and once again removes all doubt:

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday a "combined commitment" by the United States and other nations to guarantee North Korea security could help defuse the crisis over the communist nation's nuclear weapons program.

Uh, Jimmuh, I think the President is a little more focused on guaranteeing the security of the United States.

Carter blamed Washington and the communist state for the unraveling of a landmark U.S.-North Korean agreement that he helped mediate in 1994 but said he believed the current crisis could be resolved diplomatically with concessions on both sides.

Hmm, exactly what did "Washington" do to unravel the "landmark" agreement this goober came up with? And sorry Jimmuh, but I for one am glad that the we are no longer willing to pay Danegeld to keep them from attacking us or Japan or South Korea. If they want to attack China, well, we'll just sit back and watch the fireworks.

"There has to be some not yet apparent flexibility on both sides and the full support of other countries," he told reporters in Tokyo after meeting with Japanese officials to discuss humanitarian projects by his Georgia-based Carter Center. "I don't see it as an impossibility."

Sure Jimmuh, nothing's impossible -- especially with the full support of other countries. And monkeys might fly out of his ... oh, never mind.

The 76-year-old former U.S. president said Friday that North Korea's leaders would never trust a unilateral nonaggression pledge by Washington.

Do you ever get the feeling that Jimmuh is much, much more concerned with North Korea than with the United States? Anyway, who's going to be party to a mutli-lateral nonagression pledge by Washington. Maybe Kim Jong-Il remembers the statement by Clinton's press secretary that he kept all the promises he meant to keep, and therefore remains a bit worried. Either that, or he is more than a little worried about his inclusion as a charter member of the Axis of Evil.

"How do the other nations primarily the United States give North Korea absolute assurance that they will not be attacked or pressed further economically or efforts made to overthrow the regime?" he said. "This can come from a combined commitment from the United States and other countries involved in Beijing." In return, Pyongyang must abandon its nuclear weapons program, give the United Nations unimpeded access to its nuclear facilities and offer its own "unequivocal assurances" not to threaten its neighbors, he said.

Gosh, a unilateral nonaggression pledge by Pyongyang. It's funny who Jimmuh decides can be trusted and who can't, ain't it?

He described the North Korean leadership as isolated and fearful of outside threats.

He left out belligerent, insane, and desirous of nuclear weapons.

"This paranoid nation and the United States are facing what I believe to be the greatest threat in the world to regional and global peace," he said.

It's not easy to find moral equivalence stated so succinctly. But, uh..., what about freedom Jimmuh?

The former president said he had no plans to act as a mediator.

Perhaps Jimmuh's too embarrassed to try again after the fiasco from 1994.

"If haven't been called on," he said. "If I were called on which I don't conceive to be possible I would be glad to help."

Guess not. But Jimmuh is right about one thing, I don't conceive it to be possible either.

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Maybe we should put these two nuts back in their shell.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 6, 2003 12:30 PM
Comments

Carter was a fuzzy minded cracker when he ran for President in 1976, and he's a senile, fuzzy minded cracker today. Anyone who would trust in the veracity of a non-aggression pledge from a Stalinist country ought to be looked after by white-coated professional minders. But then, how do we know that's not the case? Psychiatric patients and Alzheimer's sufferers occasionally get access to the Internet, don't they?

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 03:43 PM

As far as Georgia is concerned, Jimmy Carter is the man who "put the goober in goobernatorial".

Sorry, I couldn't stop myself . . . .

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at 04:02 PM

I dunno Charles, if the US troops weren't there I could give a good goddamn about South Korea. As a matter of fact, we should remove our troops from the Korean peninsula to and move some to help out in Iraq the rest to Guam, Japan, and Okinawa. After Kim has attack the Sorks and is engaged we use massive air power and whatever else is at our exposal to blow the Norks up. I realize this is impractical and improbable but I absolutely have no regard for the ungrateful South Koreans. They deserve what they get.

Posted by: Harry at 08:08 AM

"goobernatorial"??

jeez, you made my day.

It apparently doesn't take much.

But that's still funny as hell.

Posted by: greg at 11:05 AM