Sunday, August 06, 2006

Jimmy Carter erroneously says Bush is pursuing an erroneous Mideast policy

Jimmy Carter, certainly the worst living president, had this to say about the current crisis in Lebanon. (Quick summary - it's Bush's fault)
From YNet, and previously read in the dead tree edition of the Oakland Press: Former US President Jimmy Carter, who helped broker the historic Camp David peace accord between Israel and Egypt, said US President George W. Bush has pursued an "erroneous policy" that has fostered violence in the Middle East.

"In my opinion, maybe the worst ally Israel has had in Washington has been the George W. Bush administration, which hasn't worked to bring a permanent peace to Israel," Carter told The Grand Rapids Press in an interview Friday.
The mind boggles. If anything Bush has been an excellent ally of Israel and is helping Israel gain a permanent peace to the region by recognising the root cause - Islamic Terror, and refusing to follow the old, time-worn US policy of pressuring Israel into a cease-fire whever they are on the verge of winning.

The Oakland Press article had additional information including this quote:
It depends on whether world opinion is strong enough to get the administration to change its erroneous policy, which has been to encourage the continuation of attacks on both sides"
Again, a mind-boggling and riddiculous statement. Bush is hardly encouraging both sides. Demanding that Hezballah return the kidnapped Israeli soldiers and cease rocket attacks on israel, and for the Lebanese and the World to enforce the Security Council resolution that Hezballah was to be disarmed is hardly encouragment to Hezballah to continue its attacks.

Jimmy Carter folks, making sure he keeps the title of worst living President.

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