Ever the legacy builder-in-chief, failed President Jimmy Carter has formally offered to National Security Advisor McMaster to lead a peace envoy to North Korea.
Since he officially left office in 1981, Carter remains arguably the most ineffective president in the modern era.
After presiding over the first instance of ‘stagflation’ in the American economy, he successfully botched the Iran hostage crisis after hoping that peace through kindness might assuage a crazed terrorist regime.
But wait, Jimmy hopes now to successfully talk Kim Jung Un from the nuclear edge of the cliff assuming, of course, that logic might serve as a framework for negotiation.
That’s some serious hope in change.
We’re not holding our breath.
Here’s from Redstate…
Wow. I’m sure you all feel better, now.
The former worst U.S. president ever Jimmy Carter is ready to suit up and get in the game.
Speaking with Maureen Dowd, of the New York Times, Carter said that if Trump wanted, he’d travel to North Korea to serve as a diplomatic envoy, and attempt to work out some sort of peace deal.
“I would go, yes,” Carter said. He pointed to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s unpredictability as a major reason why diplomacy was so necessary.
“I’m afraid, too, of a situation,” he continues. “I don’t know what they’ll do. Because they want to save their regime. And we greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea. Particularly to Kim Jong-un. He’s never, so far as I know, been to China.”
So far, pressure and other diplomatic means have resolved exactly zilch with the rogue nation. Neither the Trump administration, nor the Obama administration before has been able to convince them to curb their nuclear ambitions. They’ve conducted several major missile tests and remain defiant.
“I think he’s now got advanced nuclear weaponry that can destroy the Korean Peninsula and Japan, and some of our outlying territories in the Pacific, maybe even our mainland,” Carter said.