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Who Does Jimmy Carter Think He Is?

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The worst President in living memory is continuing to prove the worst ex-President as well. I honestly believe at this point that Jimmy Carter is off his rocker. How else does one square this:

President Carter personally called Secretary of State Rice to try to convince her to reverse her U.N. ambassador’s position on changes to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, the former president recalled yesterday in a talk in which he also criticized President Bush’s Christian bona fides and misstated past American policies on Israel.

Mr. Carter said he made a personal promise to ambassadors from Egypt, Pakistan, and Cuba on the U.N. change issue that was undermined by America’s ambassador, John Bolton. “My hope is that when the vote is taken,” he told the Council on Foreign Relations, “the other members will outvote the United States.” [emphasis mine]

Carter made a promise? Carter made a promise? Just who is he to make a promise on US foreign policy? Who appointed him? Who elected him? He did, that’s who. Jimmy Carter should stop going around questioning President Bush’s Christianity and see to the log in his own eye. He’s now Citizen Jimmy, with no more right to “make a promise” to foreign diplomats on US policy than you or I have (unless you happen to be Condi Rice, John Bolton, or George W. Bush in which case you’re not included in that sentence).

Three years from now, on a January morning, President Bush will become Citizen George and his mandate to direct US policy will be at an end. That is how it has been since the first George stepped down. Jimmy Carter should stop acting like a despot. But then, he’s been spending so much time with despots and defending them over the past years, that perhaps he’s forgotten what a democracy actually is.

He has become a truly pathetic man.


Written by martinipundit

March 3, 2006 at 10:48 am

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