Sunday, October 21, 2007

Notable & Delusional: Jimmy Carter Could Have Done for Cuba What He did for North Korea


"When I got back from Cuba and George W. Bush was in office, he just tightened up restraints on dealing with the Cuban people. On the other hand, when I came back from North Korea, I shared what I had done with Bill Clinton, and he and Madeleine Albright adopted what I had done and put it into an official agreement [with North Korea]." — Jimmy Carter, interview in The Indianapolis Star, Oct. 21, 2007.

If what Carter "had done" in North Korea led to an agreement which gave Kim Il Sung the opportunity to develop nuclear weapons while receiving billions in bribes for not doing so, we can't even imagine what might have happened in Cuba if George W. had adopted Carter's recommendations whatever they may have been.

We are surprised that Carter is not in Cuba right now certifying its one-party elections and proclaiming them fairer than the 2000 U.S. presidential elections.

10 comments:

Rick said...

You're losing steam, Manny.

Slowly but surely.

And I think you know it.


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Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Rick:

Blowing hot air may be important to you, but it is not to me.

Rick said...

Is that what you've been doing here at RCAB for months, Manny?

I understand your reasoning though. What's the use in sticking around if no one is listening.

I give you until April of 2008...although, knowing you, you'll probably hang around just to spite me.

However, all is not lost. You can always come back to SotP.

Not.

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joep said...

RoCAB still kicks ass! Don't mistake quantity for quality - I've yet to read a post here that wasn't both well written and intellectually sound. And the commentary by RoCAB on the travesty which unfolded in Cohen's courtroom was superb.

bbl said...

It is a funny things with blogs: Blogs come and blogs go but if anyone is interested in reading something with meaning they have to come here. Cutting and pasting blogs get old very quickly as do blogs that blow hot air. One gets tired of reading the same old same old everyday.
You don't need to comment here: How can you comment on perfection!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Rick:

You are dreaming outloud.

Your fondest wish would be for me to return to SotP. I know it. Everybody knows it.

What was it that you used to call me?

Repeat with me:

"The beloved Manuel A. Tellechea, Stuck on the Palmetto's favorite."

Feel free to come here to sulk any time the spirit moves you.

Vana said...

This is a very fine and well written blog, I enjoy myself very much here, I'd have to be dying not to read Manuel, he always teaches me something, rick is just sick with envy, obviously he enjoys it too, he's always parked here.

Rick said...

April, Manny.

Don't disappoint me.


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Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Rick:

March 29, 2008 will mark the one-year anniversary of the RCAB. If I were going to discontinue this blog, I should do it then.

Now go say a novena that my next blog project will be the "Review of Anti-Cuban American Bloggers," or, better yet, the "Stuck on the Palmetto Review," or better yet still, "The Rick of SotP Review."

There — sweet dreams for you tonight.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Thank-you Note

Many thanks to all the friends of this blog for their generous and encouraging words.

Even would-be detractors like Rick energize me with their negativity, which doesn't hurt me but certainly drains them of the source of their inspiration (as is).