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.
It appears Kim Jong Il wants another reward from the United States for stopping an aggression he started. Obama says we should talk. Ramirez captures the spirit of U.S. policy. If they bomb us, we will not stand by idle. We will prepare some tea and insist on a chat with them about it.
Sarah Palin was expressing some better ideas on the Glenn Beck Show when she referred to “our North Korean ally”. It was an obvious slip of the lip, immediately corrected. When Barack Obama makes such a gaffe, and there have been many, they go largely unreported. Not so, with Palin of course. Here’s Sarah’s humorous response:
A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States
by Sarah Palin on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 5:46pm
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
The gibberish above is based, of course, on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama. Links are included to confirm the series of misstatements.