Jimmy Carter Does Cuba.
Cuba’s President Raul Castro, left, former President Jimmy Carter, right, and his wife Rosalynn pose for a photo at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday March 29, 2011. Carter arrived Monday with his wife Rosalynn for a three-day stay on the island. Carter also visited Cuba in 2002, and is the only former U.S. president to do so since the 1959 revolution. (AP/Javier Galeano)
Jimmy Carter left Cuba today… But not before he praised “old friend” Fidel Castro.
The Washington Post reported:
Former President Jimmy Carter left Cuba on Wednesday without gaining the release of a U.S. government contractor jailed the past 16 months, a deflating end to what was otherwise a groundbreaking visit…
Carter sat down with revolutionary icon Fidel Castro a day after holding talks with President Raul Castro.
“We welcomed each other as old friends,” Carter said of the meeting with the 84-year-old former Cuban leader. He said Castro “seems to be in good health.”
Of course, Jimmy Carter praising mass murderer Fidel Castro surprises no one.
The Real Cuba added this on Carter’s visit:
An idiot as president, and an idiot as former president.
Jimmy Carter gave a “press conference” at Havana’s Palacio de Convenciones, and called not only for an end to the embargo but also for a release of the 5 Cuban spies currently in U.S. jails.
“We should immediately lift the embargo,” Carter said, as well as all restrictions on travel to Cuba.
The Useful Idiot also asked for the release of the 5 Cuban spies, saying that they have already spent 12 years in jail and that further incarceration is “unwarranted.”
After visiting Gross at an undisclosed location this morning, Carter addressed the need for him to be released “because he is innocent of any serious threat to the Cuban people.”
No, socotroco, he is not in jail for being a threat to the Cuban people, he is in jail for being a threat to the brutal dictator in Cuba, who is scared to death of the Internet and is trying to prevent the Cuban people from having access to news of what is happening in their own country and around the world.
And, Bablu had this on Jimmy the useful idiot:
During a press conference today, which came at the conclusion of his trip to communist Cuba, America’s own traveling idiot, Jimmy Carter, lived up (or down) to his reputation of being an idiot and an insensitive dolt. Bypassing ancillary issues such as the lack of freedom on the island and the enslavement of 11-million Cubans, Carter instead demanded that the U.S. release the Cuban 5. Those are the same five convicted Cuban spies who are serving prison time for espionage and the murder of four innocent American pilots who were shot down over international waters by Castro MiGs.
Barack Obama may have Jimmy beat as worst president. But, he has his work cut out for himself if he wants to steal the title of America’s worst former president from the peanut farmer.