Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is surely a decent man.
But he has a horrible knack of making himself useful to brutal dictators.
Former US President Jimmy Carter will travel to Cuba Monday for a private three-day visit at the invitation of the Cuban government, his non-governmental organization said Friday.
Carter and his wife Rosalyn will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss ways to improve US-Cuban relations, the non-profit Carter Center said.
Translation: Raul Castro wants Carter to legitimize his cosmetic "reforms."
And from Reuters:
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter plans to travel to North Korea in a private capacity and is not carrying any official message from the U.S. government, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
Translation: Kim Jong Il wants Carter to ease heightened tensions with South Korea amidst his failing health.
"I'd say that he was the best [U.S.] president of all those I've known, irrespective of the opinion I have of each of the others."
-- Fidel Castro, quoted by author Ignacio Ramonet in the book 'Fidel Castro: My Life.'
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