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February 04, 2005

Carter Takes It on the Chin in Iraq

Whoever end up the winners in the Iraqi elections, the losers are already known: tyrants and moonbats. None of them lost in a larger way than Jimmy Carter, who was recently riding high when ankle-biting Eurocrats awarded the man even the Clinton Administration regarded as a "treasonous prick" with a Nobel Prize for his seditious efforts to undermine President Bush's authority.

After loudly and repeatedly denouncing his country's efforts in Iraq, Carter stood to gain about as much from successful elections as al-Zarqawi. As reported in the Washington Times, Carter appeared on NBC's "Today" show last September to express his confidence that the elections would not take place. When democracy proceeded forward despite disapproval from the Left, his international do-gooders club The Carter Center decided that Iraq was too scary a place to send election monitors, so its personnel was posted in neighboring Jordan, where they could sip Cosmopolitans and trade ornate business cards with the other useless UN types they probably met at their five-star hotels without being annoyed by the ruckus of car bombs blowing up voters outside. Fortunately the Iraqi people proved to be both more courageous and more committed to democracy, making the elections an overwhelming success.

After the voting, Carter Center spokeswoman Kay Torrance had these words of enthusiastic support for the soul-stirring victory of freedom over tyranny: "We wouldn't have any 'yea' or 'nay' statement on Iraq."

Too bad for Carter not all elections can go as swimmingly as the recall referendum on Castro protégé Hugo Chavez. Given the thuggery that has characterized this budding totalitarian, it came as no surprise that the election that preserved his hold on power was obviously rigged. Carter endorsed the returns.

For anyone unfamiliar with the nature of Chavez's regime in Venezuela, this article provides a glimpse at the extreme brutality that is being used to choke democracy out of existence in that strategically vital country. Be forewarned that it is not pleasant reading.

Fortunately, despite the best efforts of Jimmy Carter and his kind, the people of Iraq can leave in their past the sort of horrors the people of Venezuela have looming in their future.


"It's Hugo's turn. Go on up and get ready. This time don't forget the Vaseline."

Posted by Van Helsing at February 4, 2005 10:05 AM


What I'm wondering is whether in fact Jimminy Carter, Ward Cockroach, and Pumpkinhead Ted will all inhabit the same circle of hell, and if so, who's gonna be the little puppy of whom.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at February 4, 2005 12:27 PM

I consider Jimmy Carter to have been the most incompetent person, in my lifetime, to occupy the office of the President of the United States of America. And he is following suit by being the most incompetent ex-President of my lifetime.
He was an ineffective President, put into office on a wave of populism after the political turmoil of the 1970's. He was elected by simply being a person who had never ventured to Washington except to go sightseeing. His failings are too numerous to mention, while his major accomplishments could fit in a peanut shell.
My most notable recollection of Carter and his wife was the bitterness they showed after his defeat to Big Ron.
Ex-presidents usually go away, write some books, give a few speeches, and then pass on. Until Carter, ex-presidents did not start a second career by publicly criticizing administrations he disagreed with, all republican. He tries to set himself up as a private citizen, in all his pronouncements, and ventures throughout the world. The sad fact is that he is an ex-president with visibility and clout around the world. The man does know the meaning of the word "class." He should have turned down the Nobel Peace Prize, realizing the only reason he received it was to try to embarrass President Bush.
Carter just does what he does, in a way like Clinton, it's all about me, and what I can do for myself. Unfortunately, the country suffers both of these fools.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at February 5, 2005 08:19 PM

Eneils, you've got it right. Carter went from being the worst president in my lifetime to being almost certainly the worst ex-president ever. He owed his election to Watergate and Ford's pardon of Nixon. Carter actually makes Clinton look first-class by comparison.

Posted by: Van Helsing at February 7, 2005 05:03 PM