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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    02 May '11 07:54
    His controversial criticism of Israel aside [so that this thread can be about a different aspect of his career], is Carter - as a U.S. elder statesman - a credit to his nation?

    Is he right to urge countries to send food aid to North Korea?
  2. 02 May '11 07:58
    Food aid is only as good as the logistics on the ground.
  3. 02 May '11 10:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    His controversial criticism of Israel aside [so that this thread can be about a different aspect of his career], is Carter - as a U.S. elder statesman - a credit to his nation?

    Is he right to urge countries to send food aid to North Korea?
    Sure. Isn't it the job of the US government to feed and cloth the people of North Korea? If not, then who?
  4. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 May '11 16:33
    I agree with KN. Unless you can prevent despotic government authorities from hoarding the aid and using it to further blackmail their own people and enriching themselves, food aid is kind of pointless.
  5. 03 May '11 18:03
    Originally posted by FMF
    His controversial criticism of Israel aside [so that this thread can be about a different aspect of his career], is Carter - as a U.S. elder statesman - a credit to his nation?

    Is he right to urge countries to send food aid to North Korea?
    isn't that just extending their misery?