Sunday, May 20, 2007

Jemma Ignores History: Analyzes Bush Administration

Jemma Carter again steps forward to give an opinion that has little contact with reality.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former President Carter says President Bush's administration is "the worst in history" in international relations, taking aim at the White House's policy of pre-emptive war and its Middle East diplomacy.

The criticism from Carter, which a biographer says is unprecedented for the 39th president, also took aim at Bush's environmental policies and the administration's "quite disturbing" faith-based initiative funding.

"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday editions. "The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me."
I guess Jemma must place himself in the pantheon of great presidents, though any analysis places its place near, if not at, the bottom. Carter's complete failure in the Iran Hostage crisis began the view of a weak US through out the Islamic world. Should we discuss his handling of the economy? No? Didn't think so.
Carter came down hard on the Iraq war.

"We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that some time in the future our security might be endangered," he said. "But that's been a radical departure from all previous administration policies."
How much damage does the US have to take before they can react? And why is it that preemption is wrong? His statement would place all involvements in the world as being illegitimate. How could the US have been involved in the Baltic wars or the first Iraq war if we must be directly threatened? Or is he quibbling over what a direct threat is?

Let's all hope Clinton doesn't follow this method as he gets senile.

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