North Korea is routinely labeled as one of the world’s most oppressive governments under an eccentric personality cult surrounding the Kim family. Harrowing reports from defectors describe North Korea as a dirt-poor nation filled with concentration camps and Communist propaganda. Kim Jong-il ran the reclusive country according to a “military first” policy since the mid-1990s, after a famine that may have killed as many as 2 million people.   The Washington Times

And of course we needn’t remind you of Kim Jong-il’s nuclear missile threats against the United States.  North Korea made the effort, they just didn’t have any success.

Now, along comes Jimmy Carter to wish them success.

Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il and wished “every success” to the man expected to take over as dictator, according to the communist country’s state-run news agency.  The Washington Times

Republicans have had their embarrassments as well, Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, to name just two.  The worst among the lot were dishonest, others corrupt and still others made some pretty bad decisions. The same thing could be said the string of Democratic presidents.  Which party has given us the best and the worst is a subject for legitimate debate.  But only two presidents have shown the world their animosity toward the country they came to lead.  At least we can be thankful that one of them is out of office.

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