Can you believe Jimmy Carter has the nerve to blast President George W. Bush about his prowess in the area of international relations? That’s definitely a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
As evidenced in a Bob McCarty Writes post yesterday, I’m not the biggest fan of “W” at this point in time. But after I read the Associated Press article, Carter Blasts Bush on His Global Impact, published this evening, I had to take issue with the liberal peanut farmer from Plains, Ga.
Carter, the 39th president of these United States and a one-term president at that, is quoted as saying the 43rd president’s administration is “the worst in history” in international relations and also bashed Bush’s environmental policies, the Iraq war and the much-ballyhooed faith-based initiative.
Apparently, Carter has Partzheimer’s (a.k.a., Convenient Memory-Loss Syndrome), as evidenced by the fact that he has conveniently forgotten that it was his administration that allowed 52 American hostages to be held hostage for 444 days? Furthermore, Carter’s bare-bones approached to national defense resulted in a botched — and deadly — rescue attempt. Bush hasn’t let something like that happen.
And Carter has conveniently forgotten that it was his during his administration that the Iranian revolution took place. Yes, thanks to good ‘ol Jimmy, we now have the Iranian madman, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatening to use nuclear weapons against Israel, the United States and the West in general. If memory serves me correctly, Bush got rid of a dictator (Saddam Hussein) instead of allowing one to surface under his nose.
And, finally, did I mention that Carter…oh, forget it! I could go on forever.
The only good thing President Jimmy Carter can be remembered for is the fact that his poor performance helped usher in the era of our 40th president, Ronald Reagan, who returned this country to its proper position in the world as he saw it — as a “Shining City on a Hill.”