A New York Times column by Jimmy Carter, who recently traveled to North Korea, indicates that Pyongyang is ready to talk peace with South Korea and the U.S. The former president yet again shows the dangerous depth of his naivete.
The record shows North Korea doesn't keep its word, and Carter should know it: The regime famously cheated on a 1994 deal that he brokered to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
Naturally, Carter blames George W. Bush for the breakdown of the agreement. But it was North Korea that violated the terms of the deal by restarting a uranium-enrichment program, which it likely began soon after the settlement was reached and revealed only when pressured by the Bush administration in 2002.
Did it ever occur to him that the regime told him what he wanted to hear because he's such a soft touch for tyrants and dictators? Apparently, it never crosses his mind that he is being used as a useful idiot to spread the propaganda of every tinhorn dictator around the globe.
The 39th president habitually befriended and praised the wrong people from Arafat to Ortega, and never regretted it. This is the man who will never comprehend that saying a country's dictator "speaks for all the people," as he did in 2008, is an offense to humanity.
It sounds like Carter is intent on keeping the mantle of being the worst U.S. president in modern history, or at least give Obama a run for his money!.