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Why Is Obama’s National Security Adviser Meeting With Jimmy Carter?

By on 11.30.10 | 10:42PM

As the pseudonymous Allahpundit just said on Twitter, no good can come of this:

President Jimmy Carter discussed foreign policy issues Tuesday with President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, the Associated Press reported.

National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said Carter talked with Tom Donilon about several policy matters.

Tensions between North Korea and South Korea were likely to be among them. North Korea attacked a South Korean island last week, and the U.S. is participating in joint military exercises with South Korea as a show of solidarity. Carter recently visited North Korea to help secure the release of an American prisoner.

Carter had a typically moronic op-ed in the Washington Post last week advocating bilateral negotions with North Korea. Pejman Yousefzedah had a good post Friday on how dumb this idea is. Whatever advice Carter had for Donilon, he should ignore it. In fact, he should not be meeting at all with Carter; even giving the impression that Carter has some influence on the current Administration's foreign policy is bad for America.

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