Monday, May 4, 2009

Jimmy Carter Reported To Accept Coca Invitation From Evo Morales

Presidents Jimmy Carter and Evo Morales

From American Thinker:

Globovision of Caracas reports news that we hope is inaccurate, and which will be denied by former President Carter. The Venezuelan television network states that he has accepted an invitation to participate in the cultivation of coca with left wing Bolivian president Evo Morales, who grows it in Boliva.

In translation, Globovision's report includes:

In La Paz this Saturday, former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter accepted an invitation from Bolivian ruler and coca grower Evo Morales to harvest coca leaves on the Andean ruler's rural property in the El Chapare region (Central Bolivia).

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My Comment: Millions of lives have been destroyed because of the cocoa leaf. Former President Carter's willingness to cultivate it does disservice to all of those who have suffered because of it.

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