In describing the conditions in North Korea as not as bad as the entire rest of the world knows they are, the exchange with Blitzer went like this:
Blitzer; "But look at the way he's treating his own people."Oh, well, hey. Listen, if they're just a little thin, then what could be so bad in North Korea, right? He didn't see any bodies lying in the streets. He didn't see any babies being buried, right? He didn't see any prison camps. He didn't see any kidnapped Japanese citizens begging for their release. They are "thin" because they don't have enough food to eat, you jerk.
Turner: "Well, hey. Listen, I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin, and they were riding bicycles instead of driving in cars."
And as far as North Korea's propensity for cheating on agreements?
Blitzer: "I think the bottom line, though, Ted, and I think you'd agree. They had this opportunity in the nineties, when they signed this first agreement, and they cheated. They didn't live up to it. Now they have a second chance. I hope you're right. I certainly do."
Turner: "Well, I hope I'm right, too. But, you know, in the Bible, it says you're supposed to forgive seven times seventy, or something like that."
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