Jimmy Carter: U.S., South Korea are violating North Koreans’ human rights by withholding food

posted at 5:43 pm on April 28, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Greg Hengler, why would an American cap a three-day visit to Kim Jong-Il’s national gulag by accusing the U.S. of human rights violations? Well, much like Superman, Carter’s more a “citizen of the world” now than part of the country he used to lead. In fact, he wasn’t there on behalf of the State Department but as part of a delegation from “The Elders,” an elite team of ex-statesmen who travel the world sharing the sort of wisdom that’s made “Jimmy Carter” synonymous with successful foreign policy ideas here at home.

Kim wouldn’t meet with them, incidentally, for reasons I don’t understand. When you have a former U.S. president willing to carry your water, hand him a bucket. Instead, Kim sent them a message saying he’d be willing to meet with either South Korea or the U.S. to talk disarmament and any matters — like, say, food for the population, which may or may not be suffering an unusually harsh famine right now due to a bad winter. In theory, that would increase American leverage over Kim: The more desperately he needs food, the more willing he’ll be to make concessions to get it. But now that we’ve got this choice soundbite from an Absolute Moral Authority like Carter suggesting that other countries have a right to be fed by us without preconditions, well, who knows. Besides, after all the North has done for them lately, South Korea practically owes them, no?

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I’ve never seen an actual turd stand up at a microphone. Untill now that is.

44Magnum on April 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Let them eat peanuts.

Emperor Norton on April 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Kim wouldn’t meet with them, incidentally, for reasons I don’t understand. When you have a former U.S. president willing to carry your water, hand him a bucket.

Too bad they didn’t keep him there.

Though, Obama’s incompetence will make this fool look Einsteinian in historical references.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Unbelieveable… even if it’s not.

To quote Instapundit: He’s not anti-war, he’s just on the other side.

Hollowpoint on April 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Well Jimmah….sacrfice your wealth, and start buying them food.

I’m gonna go one further and consider him a useless idiot.

capejasmine on April 28, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Lately, it seems like more and more, I find myself struggling to find something to say to news stories that doesn’t seriously violate HA’s posting rules. This is one of those stories.

MadisonConservative on April 28, 2011 at 5:47 PM

*facepalm*

Can we trade him to Cuba permanently, please, for a Castro brother to be named later?

teke184 on April 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Carter needs more incontinence diapers, for the pants and his mouth.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Obama: “See, I’m not that bad.”

Mark1971 on April 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Carter heard that Obama was possibly besting him as “worst president evah” so he had to step in to try to keep his trophy.

DaydreamBeliever on April 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Let’s send them some of Jimmy’s government subsidized ethanol.
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Maybe he could stay there and help out by
build a few houses.
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Maybe he could just stay there.

esblowfeld on April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Jimmy Carter – Libertarian Paulnut on foreign policy atleast.

jp on April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

What next is carter going to go to the Middle East and Demand that we buy Saudi Arabia’s food for them ?

William Amos on April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Jimmy Carter: U.S., South Korea are violating North Koreans’ human rights by withholding food

Sorry Jimmy, we don’t have any food … we distill it for fuel.

Oh, and “The Elders” = communists and socialists

darwin on April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

In thirty years… assuming we outlast Obama… this is what Obama will be doing.

When he is a bitter X-President he is going to go at this country like Carter never could.

petunia on April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

He’s trying real hard to recover the coveted “Worse President Ever!!” back from Obama.

BigWyo on April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I’ve said it many times before, but never with this much aplomb:

PRIVATE PYLE, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE SH**TING ME!!!

JohnGalt23 on April 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Send food aid to NK and their people will still starve, but the army will be well fed and ready to fight.

Mark1971 on April 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM

We should send the Norks food. We should drop it in crates all over the countryside. Inside the crate along with the food, there would be a bomb with instructions on when and where to detonate it. If the blast goes off on time, we drop another crate. That’ll teach li’l Kim to starve his people.

Kafir on April 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM

43 seconds of Carter is a lot to ask.

Jimmy Carter: U.S., South Korea are violating North Koreans’ human rights by withholding food

Don’t worry yourself Jimmy. Once Syria is on the UN Human Rights Council everything will be just fine.

Left Coast Right Mind on April 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM

To quote Instapundit: He’s not anti-war, he’s just on the other side.

Hollowpoint on April 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM

yep, and that applies to many more like Carter in the US unfortanately

jp on April 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Let the Chinese feed ‘em. They’re the ones that want to keep the North bottled up against a refugee catastrophe when their “monkey on a leash” does something really stupid, like invade the South.

tpitman on April 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Carter heard that Obama was possibly besting him as “worst president evah” so he had to step in to try to keep his trophy.

DaydreamBeliever on April 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

My thoughts exactly.

the_nile on April 28, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Doddering Ninny.

ronsfi on April 28, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Just when you think Jimmy can’t be any less rational he manages to again top himself. How can you become so warped in the head?!

MikeknaJ on April 28, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to blame it on senility.

Slowburn on April 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM

We must sacrifice Carter to Gaia. Only then will North Korea have food.

Prepare the sacrificial altar.

darwin on April 28, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Shocking really that Reagan was able to sweep the country against a man with such a generous soul? /

I really wish he would just go away. Clinton is a dignified ex-president compared to this fool.

sharrukin on April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

I have no responsibility to feed my enemy.

Grunt on April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

wait, we are withholding OUR food, which we produced, but North Korea has a right to that food?

WoosterOh on April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

If I were Attorney General, this fool would’ve been arrested a long time ago for treason.

SouthernGent on April 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Carter heard that Obama was possibly besting him as “worst president evah” so he had to step in to try to keep his trophy.

DaydreamBeliever on April 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

I think you’ve got it. Nothing else makes sense.

jwolf on April 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM

IL and GA can fued about who has provided the rest of the country with the worst leader.

WashJeff on April 28, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Jimmy Carter: U.S., South Korea are violating North Koreans’ human rights by withholding food

Wow. I didn’t know it was our responsibility to feed our enemies. May be if N. Korea spent more time growing food and less time making nukes to threaten S. Korea, they might not be starving. Even if they can’t grow it, it they spent less money on nukes and more money on food they will not starve.

mizflame98 on April 28, 2011 at 5:58 PM

I have no responsibility to feed my enemy.

Grunt on April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

In fact, I have no responsibility to feed my friend.

JohnGalt23 on April 28, 2011 at 5:58 PM

WoosterOh on April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

It’s right there in the Constitution, between abortion, lightbulbs and health insurance mandates.

Left Coast Right Mind on April 28, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Let them eat peanuts.

Emperor Norton on April 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Washed down with Billy Beer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caGFmCka7Kw

Del Dolemonte on April 28, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are running out of moneyWhy doncha’ take a look in your own back yard ya’ old fool!

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM

It’s really pathetic in the final anaylsis….

golfmann on April 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Thanks for the reminder why Obama has a tuff task to over take Jimmy as worst President ever.

Wade on April 28, 2011 at 6:01 PM

I’ve said it many times before, but never with this much aplomb:

PRIVATE PYLE, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE SH**TING ME!!!

JohnGalt23 on April 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Even though I was only 6 when he git elected-EVEN THEN I knew he was bad news.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 28, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Jimmah, you forking idiot.

Food sent to North Korea only feeds their army. If China wants to keep North Korea as a catspaw, let the Chinese feed the North Korean Army.

Sekhmet on April 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Socialism! One can hear the echoes of BHO’s comments to Joe the Plumber in his comments here. “What you have is not yours, even if you worked for it.” Did Carter speak up when NK bombed SK months ago? Has Carter called on NK to release political prisoners? Has Carter called on NK to stop suppressing the free flow of information from the West into its borders?

No on all counts.

madmonkphotog on April 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Hey, six more months of Kim Il Barry’s laser-like focus on destroying our economy and a lot of us will be eating grass, too.

Dusty on April 28, 2011 at 6:04 PM

I really wish he would just go away. Clinton is a dignified ex-president compared to this fool.

sharrukin on April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Too bad Carter did not get blow job in Oval Office, so we could have impeached him too.

Wade on April 28, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Jimmy Carter: born October 1, 1924

The page at http://www.deathclock.com/ says:
“I am sorry, but your time has expired! Have a nice day.”

Mary in LA on April 28, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Clearly ever since the people of the USA have grown to hate Carter – he has grown to hate the USA.

Too bad.

jake-the-goose on April 28, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Kim wouldn’t meet with them, incidentally, for reasons I don’t understand. When you have a former U.S. president willing to carry your water, hand him a bucket.

When you’re about to kick the bucket, handing one — even to Carter — isn’t at the top of your priorities. He probably didn’t want Carter blabbing about his health.

calbear on April 28, 2011 at 6:05 PM

There’s no FOOL like an OLD FOOL!

Hey Jimmah! How much of YOUR own money have you donated for food relief?

GarandFan on April 28, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Sure Jimmy. And they need houses too. Why don’t you go in a build a few. And while there show them your Bible you are always pounding.

pat on April 28, 2011 at 6:08 PM

When you’re about to kick the bucket, handing one — even to Carter — isn’t at the top of your priorities. He probably didn’t want Carter blabbing about his health.

[calbear on April 28, 2011 at 6:05 PM]

You kidding? The Norks are probably telling their people he’s a 20 year-old American fitness guru just to make them feel good about their predicament.

Dusty on April 28, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Jimmy Carter – Libertarian Paulnut on foreign policy atleast.

jp on April 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Most Libertarians would back South Korea in spirit over the North if for no other reason than to show how flawed Communism is.

Machiavelli Hobbes on April 28, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Why don’t we take the same attitude toward the peanut farmer as we do towards the idiots who jump onto the field at baseball games and such? That is, simply turn the camera somewhere else and talk about something else. This little twerp has gotten WAY more attention than he deserves. A world without him is a better world, so let’s just pretend he doesn’t/didn’t exist.

Longhorn Six on April 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM

It isn’t food. It’s fuel and last I check some other types of fuel were selling for over 100$ a barrel.

DFCtomm on April 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Can the guy just drop dead already?

heshtesh on April 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Yup, just as I thought, he’s mentally ill!

CH on April 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Jimmy Carter is Racist.

He is trying to be Barack Obama and Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter so this is totally racisit.

I swear, it is racist. You have to believe it. It’s racist!

/Katy

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Can the guy just drop dead already?

heshtesh on April 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM

That’s racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:16 PM

What a tool.

Pablo Snooze on April 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Yup, just as I thought, he’s mentally ill!

CH on April 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM

That’s racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM

It isn’t food. It’s fuel and last I check some other types of fuel were selling for over 100$ a barrel.

DFCtomm on April 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM

That’s racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Me: jimmy Carter violates the expectation of common sense every time he opens his mouth.

csdeven on April 28, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Most Libertarians would back South Korea in spirit over the North if for no other reason than to show how flawed Communism is.

Machiavelli Hobbes on April 28, 2011 at 6:12 PM

That’s racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Me: jimmy Carter violates the expectation of common sense every time he opens his mouth.

csdeven on April 28, 2011 at 6:18 PM

That’s racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:19 PM

We should ready eachother to prepare for the badge of Racist

Everything is racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:20 PM

What a tool.

Pablo Snooze on April 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM

That’s racist

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:21 PM

If Carter were a dog, they’d put him down and examine his brain for rabies.

disa on April 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Jimmah is trying to regain his place as being recognized as the worst president evah.
Barry currently holds that “honor”.

Isn’t it about time for this dried up old POS to fade away?
Can’t happen soon enough.

Kuffar on April 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Just when you think you can’t be any more embarrassed by a US President…

BKeyser on April 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Couldn’t Jimmy “the dumb” Carter just ship them peanuts?

tarpon on April 28, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Why don’t Jimmah guilt Chavez into feeding N. Korea. Apparently he can afford it.

mizflame98 on April 28, 2011 at 6:24 PM

We should ready eachother to prepare for the badge of Racist

Everything is racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:20 PM

That’s racist. Lolz!

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM

If Carter were a dog, they’d put him down and examine his brain for rabies.

disa on April 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM

+1

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Opposite of smart= Jimmah= Obama= liberals= mental disease.
I can’t wait until great strides in gene therapy have happened in order to correct this unfortunate genetic mutation.

Badger40 on April 28, 2011 at 6:29 PM

@Allah Useful idiot.

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Jimmy Carter: ‘Useful idiot’ doesn’t begin describe him!

GFW on April 28, 2011 at 6:31 PM

You know what’ worse…?

As bad as Jimmy is…

… Obowma’s a young man, and will have decades to travel the world, visit our enemies, and spread the word!

Seven Percent Solution on April 28, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Let us all heap mockery upon the amoral American fool. So let it be written, so let it be done.

greggriffith on April 28, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Useful idiot.

This is only half correct. Get rid of the “useful” part and you’ll be right on the mark.

Anyway, why do the North Koreans need food from the US and South Korea? I thought socialistic, command-economy societies were far superior to crappy captialist ones like ours. You know, Juche and all that crap……

djm1992 on April 28, 2011 at 6:33 PM

But, apparently China has no such obligation. I guess they’re too far away or something.

BobMbx on April 28, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Carter is so awesome.

…that was sarcasm.

rollthedice on April 28, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Refuse this Enemy of the United States re-entry into the United States.

MikeHu on April 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Hold on, who authorized Jimmy Carter to go to North Korea in the first place? Jimmy Carter is a private citizen he doesn’t represent the U.S.

WTF? SNARK.

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM

We should ready eachother to prepare for the badge of Racist

Everything is racist.

Key West Reader on April 28, 2011 at 6:20 PM

That’s racist. Lolz!

OmahaConservative on April 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM

I can’t believe that you racists are laughing on this thread.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 28, 2011 at 6:41 PM

How pretentious do you have to be to have yourself denoted as a worldwide “Elder”?

ninjapirate on April 28, 2011 at 6:43 PM

wait, we are withholding OUR food, which we produced, but North Korea has a right to that food?

WoosterOh on April 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM

You haven’t been paying attention. That’s Carter’s mindset, and Obama’s plan (substitute “food” with “money”).

It’s called “Communism.”

iurockhead on April 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM

What’s the name of his band again?They are on a communist country tour,right?

docflash on April 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Hold on, who authorized Jimmy Carter to go to North Korea in the first place? Jimmy Carter is a private citizen he doesn’t represent the U.S.

WTF? SNARK.

Dr Evil on April 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM

The Logan Act doesn’t apply to hard-core leftists.

iurockhead on April 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Its better to keep your mouth shut and have everyone think of you a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Chip on April 28, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Carter’s more a “citizen of the world” now than part of the country he used to lead

That’s assuming Carter “lead”, and by direction, wrong.

Let Carter be a citizen of the world, and refuse him entry back into the US

Kini on April 28, 2011 at 6:54 PM

In Mr. Carter’s defense, he’s the most reliable indicator of international policy among the world’s experts today. If you do the exact opposite of what Jimmy says, you will be correct 99% of the time.

Socratease on April 28, 2011 at 6:57 PM

As his Jimmy’s mother Lillian said, Billy was the smart one in the family.

SC.Charlie on April 28, 2011 at 6:58 PM

So the man who, more than anyone on earth bears the burdensome responsibility for giving the DPRK nukes wants us to feed them now?

Didn’t work then, Jimmy. Won’t work now.

StubbleSpark on April 28, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Poor man, his colostomy bag was hooked into his brainstem for too long of a period.

hip shot on April 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Every time I think this tyrant’s stooge can’t get any lower, he comes up with a shovel.

Cicero43 on April 28, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Time is running out on Jimmah as he wanders the world in search of his legacy.

GarandFan on April 28, 2011 at 7:22 PM

He’ll be the first American president whose funeral will fit in a men’s room.

Cicero43 on April 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

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