Friday, September 29, 2006

Cutting up Carter

From KESQ NewsChannel 3:

RENO, Nev. Former President Carter is urging northern Nevadans to elect his son, Jack, to the Senate to help combat a Bush administration he says has brought "international disgrace" to the country.

The mind simply boggles. The President who presided over the single most humiliating chapter of American history - a chapter which came about through his bungling - now has the gall to speak about anyone else's "disgrace"!

The former president told a crowd of about 300 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno today that the nation is more sharply divided that it has ever been as a result of Bush's policies.

I suppose that Mr. Peanut assigns no blame whatsoever to the Democrat Party for this division. After all they only adopted a policy of oppose everything, criticize everything, the national security and the morale of the troops and the well being of the nation be damned!

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, he says he's deeply embarrassed that the American government now stands convicted around the world as one of the greatest abusers of civil rights. He continued the theme in a dinner speech to 700 at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, saying every past president has been a supporter of human rights, until this one.

Carter won his Nobel Peace Prize because he had the good fortune to be president when Anwar Sadat had the good sense to decide to make peace with Israel. Carter hosted the meeting where Begin and Sadat worked out the details. I guess you can get a Nobel Prize for serving Hors d'Oeuvres and making sure that the beds are turned down in the guest quarters. Why didn't Conrad Hilton ever win one?

As for the former Joke-in-Chief's statement about human rights - I get it! America is EXACTLY THE SAME as Iraq under Saddam or the Third Reich under Hitler! It's all so clear to me now! No! Wait a minute. We must be WORSE than those regimes since we are the greatest abusers of human rights.

Jack Carter is bidding to unseat Republican Senator John Ensign. Both father and son said Ensign must go because he has voted 96 percent of the time with the Bush administration. They say that in addition to bungling foreign policy, Bush has cut taxes for the rich to the detriment of working Americans.

If Ensign voted with Bush on amnesty for illegal aliens and his "guest worker" open borders plan Carter might have a point. But I'll bet large sums of cash that wasn't what he was talking about. Also since when is leaving more money in the productive sector a bad thing?

The former president say that Bush's policies have been a radical departure from what all previous presidents have done, including Republicans like Bush's own father, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower.

Let's look at Jimmah's roll models. Bush senior says that not finishing the job in Iraq was his greatest regret. Reagan's greatest error was cutting and running from Lebanon. That rare failure of resolve from the Gipper helped convince Osama bin Laden that America was a paper tiger when confronted with terrorism. The retreat from Vietnam which Nixon oversaw started the period of American decline which George W Bush is trying to reverse. And if we are listing presidential failures let's not forget Carter's own wretched handling of the Iranian Revolution and his pathetic response to the hostage taking at our embassy.

He says never before has the United States had a policy of pre-emptive war, as was the case in what he called an "ill-advised invasion" of Iraq.

Thank goodness earlier presidents didn't follow the Bush Doctrine. Just think of what would have happened if FDR had squashed Hitler as soon as he occupied the Sudetenland. No WWII, no millions dead in death camps. Yep, it is so much better to be reactive than proactive!

Carter needs to go back to hammering nails. He was good at it and it kept him out of trouble.