Thursday, August 18, 2005

Jimmy Carter: The Worst Ex-President in History

Great article in which addresses the issues in Venezuela which Carter added to by "certifying" Hugo Chavez's fixed election
"During his four years in the White House, he presided over the worst economic downturn since World War II, allowed a bunch of thugs to seize our embassy and our citizens, and supported Philippine dictator Fernando Marcos, Pakistani General Zia al Huq, Saudi King Faud and many other dictators. But Jimmy Carter was a much better president than he is an ex-president.

In fact, Jimmy Carter holds the hands-down record for being the worst ex-president the United States has ever known. His post-presidential meddling in foreign affairs has cost America dearly, both in terms of international credibility and international prestige.

He defied US law by visiting Cuba, even addressing the Cuban public and handing Castro a huge propaganda victory. He oversaw the elections in Haiti, against the expressed wishes of the Clinton administration. A coup followed.

Carter once described Yugoslav strongman Marshal Josef Tito as 'a man who believes in human rights.' Regarding North Korea's dearly departed Kim Il-Sung, Carter found him 'vigorous, intelligent, surprisingly well-informed about the technical issues, and in charge of the decisions about this country,' adding 'I don't see that [North Koreans] are an outlaw nation.'

He was similarly generous regarding Manuel Noriega, Romanian dictator Nicolai Ceaucescu and, of course, Yasser Arafat. He said of Ceausescu and himself, 'Our goals are the same: to have a just system of economics and politics . . . We believe in enhancing human rights.'"


Blogger TripleNeckSteel said...

Rope. Tree. Jimmah Cahtuh.

Some assembly required.

2:13 PM  

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