Skip to comments.State Department snubs the Elders ( Jimmy Carter and )
Posted on 05/17/2011 6:59:39 PM PDT by george76
Former President Jimmy Carter and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari were hoping to visit the State Department this week to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet with them.
Carter and Ahtisaari, both Nobel Peace Prize laureates, had been eager to give their readout of their meetings in North Korea April 26 and 27 to U.S. officials and press their case for a resumption of food aid to the Hermit Kingdom. The two are members of the Elders, a group of senior figures who have been informally engaging with regimes that official governments won't deal with, in the hopes of finding pathways to peace. They traveled to North Korea last month with former Irish President Mary Robinson and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Bruntland...
But no one at the State Department would meet with them, so the trip to Washington was cancelled.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...
Sorry, all the grown-ups left 28 months ago. Try coming back in 2013. Thanks.
Wow. What a gang of losers.
It deflated the balloon for these guys to walk into North Korea for another visit. If you were going to take something like this serious....then why couldn’t six guys from Enid, OK should be given a chance to go down to Cuba and talk with Castro 1 or Castro 2....and fix up US relations. Then we could ask two old ladies from Walnut Grove, Bama be part of the Pakistan negotiation team. Eventually, you’d have to fire all of the Princeton guys who work for the state department because you realized regular people are just as good as the fancy dudes.
I don’t blame them. I wouldn’t want to listen to Jimmy Carter and has half baked , half witted,ideas on N Korea either.
Ahhhh...forget about it Jeemy...Ya see one Potemkin Village ya seen ‘em all...