Sunday, May 20, 2007
THE POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK...
The single worst president in the history of the United States called President Bush the "...worst president in history."
This from the petulant little man who sold out our friend, the Shah of Iran (and created the beginnings of the geopolitical cesspool in which we now swim); who left American hostages twisting in the wind in Iran; who fouled up Middle East peace prospects with the Camp David Accord; who micro-managed the schedule on the White House tennis courts; and, who cost me my First Class upgrade.
Carter, the man who was furious with the Nobel Committee for snubbing him for the Peace Prize (when they gave it to Begin and Sadat); the man with "lust in his heart"; the man who criticised President Reagan for his strategy for (ultimately) winning the Cold War; the man who shat on America so that he could win the Nobel Prize in 2002; and, the man who carries Fidel Castro's jock strap.
I have no problem with private citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. I criticise this Administration (and others) all of the time. However, when one becomes President of the United States, one gives up certain luxuries (and, in return, gets others). One of them is the right (empirically) to criticise prior administrations (given that it looks petty, coming from a one-term loser like Carter).
Therefore, Nixon did not criticise Johnson or Kennedy for getting us embroiled in Viet Nam. Reagan did not criticise Carter for abandoning the Shah, leaving hostages behind, or costing America its reputation as a world leader. Neither has President Bush (43, not 41) criticised Carter, Clinton, or even Roosevelt.
As an aside, I note that President Bush (43) was merely continuing President Clinton's policy of changing the Iraqi regime, from dictatorship to democracy. (The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338)  (codified in a note to 22 USCS § 2151) is a United States Congressional statement of policy calling for regime change in Iraq.)
Indeed, it always seem to be the Democrats who are running down America (and her allies). They speak in terms of "the worst economy since the Hoover Administration" and "the worst president ever" and "the worst allies ever."
Carter surrendered his right to run down America when he was elected President. He should keep his mouth shut, and build some houses.