Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Every time you think Jimmy Carter has plumbed the depths of stupidity, he finds a new and surprising way to eke out a little more.

Carter on the Revolutionary War:

"It was an unnecessary war.

Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial‘s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way."

Well kiss my grits! Seen from a retrospective of 200 years, the Revolutionary War wasn't necessary. Well tell me, Jimmy, oh wise one, how would the rest of Western History worked out - absent an American Revolution? How about the patriots who gave blood and treasure to free themselves and eventually build the Arsenal of Democracy? From Jimmy, all we have is an airy wave of the hand.

Carter on the war in Iraq:

"And also when we were so destructive in going into Iraq with tens of thousands of innocent civilians killed and now it‘s still, up until this moment now many months later there is still a great deal of animosity toward American troops. And there is no doubt that American troops‘ presence is stimulating additional violence."

Tens of thousands? I think Jimmy's channeling Noam Chomsky on that one. As for the animosity towards American troops, it's from the dead-end Ba'athists and Jihadists. Most of Iraq is actually peaceful. If you look around right now, you'll see that most of the violence is actually directed against Iraqis - police, national guard, and civilians.

More from Carter on the war in Iraq:

"I don‘t think it‘s ever been proven to be accurate as a premise that you can go into an alien society, win with force of arms, destroying a major portion of that country and killing their people to make them adopt a new form of government and to accept new rulers."

Oh man, where to start!

Very little of the country was destroyed, very few people were killed, and where's the problem with democratically-elected rulers? Oh, the wogs can't handle that sort of thing (airy wave of hand). Oh, and by the way, Jimmy, how about those elections in Venezuela?

Carter on his failed Presidency:

"Well, from the first day the hostages were taken, I had two major and unshakable goals in mind that never changed. One was that we would protect the integrity and interest of my country, and that every hostage would come home safe and free.

And eventually, after 444 days, we achieved on both those goals. We never betrayed the interest of my country, and every hostage came home safe and free."

Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy! You let America twist in the wind, hoisted by an elderly fanatic. You betrayed an ally. You slashed the military and then demanded an impossible mission. The only thing that got the hostages home was Ronald Reagan's eleciton. You pathetic fool!

There's more of the same, but my gag reflex is getting the better of me.

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