Thursday, June 28, 2007

Jimmy Carter

As you all know, former President Jimmy Carter was key in deescalating the nuclear situation between the U.S. and North Korea. As I was surfing the internet, I came across this article entitled "U.S.-North Korea war seems 'strong possibility". The author of this article is Jimmy Carter, it was published in 2003. Carter says that another war with North Korea is possible and that North Korea has "a cultural and almost sacred commitment for its leaders not to back down, even in the face of international condemnation and the most severe political and economic pressure". This sounds very typicall of North Korean diplomacy.
The article does not have much new information but the interesting thing is that it is a first hand account and primary resource about the incidents with North Korea.

1 comment:

Josh Gonzalez said...

It's funny how Carter has to rank on the next-worst Presidents in recent memory (LBJ and W) in order to make his stint not so bad.

I think Carter has convinced himself that he is not as inept as W and not as naively idealistic as LBJ.

Whatever, Carter provides no new insight or plan for people who are steeped in Korean diplomacy. Instead, he states the obvious.