Friday, April 25, 2008


Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States. In ten surveys of historians which ranked US presidents, which included over 1000 scholars, the ranking of Carter's presidency ranged from #19 to #34.
No matter the ranking, President Carter, will undoubtedly go down in history with the dubious distinction of being one of the worst Presidents in the history of the nation – that is to say, if not the worst.

Carter’s foreign policy presidency was marred by several major crises, including the takeover of the American embassy and holding of hostages by Iranian extremists, a failed rescue attempt, serious fuel shortages and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Domestically, Carter’s failures are equally if not more evident, as during his presidency, the economy reach double-digit inflation as prime rate rose to 21.5% - highest in US history under any president. During the Carter administration productivity growth in the United States declined to an average annual rate of 1 percent, compared to 3.2 percent of the 1960s. There was also a growing federal budget deficit which increased to 66 billion dollars, leading to a sharp recession in the 1980’s.

During his first month in office Carter cut the defense budget by $6 billion. His proneness to weakness in foreign affairs became ever so evident in his controversial give-away of the Panama Canal in September 1977, committing to give the later back to Panamanians at 12:00 noon in December 1999. Carter’s Panama Treaty was only the beginning of an embarrassing legacy of ignoble diplomacy.
Be you a democrat or a republican, Carter’s unapologetic blunders, are reprehensible and shameful – the man is despicable. His hypocritical and whimsy character can best be illustrated in his double standard throughout the conflict of human rights and US interest in Carter’s dealing with the Shah of Iran. The Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, had been a strong ally of America since World War II and was one of the "twin pillars" upon which U.S. strategic policy in the Middle East was built.
On a state visit to Iran, Carter spoke out in favor of the Shah, calling him a leader of supreme wisdom, and a pillar of stability in the volatile Middle East. When the Iranian Revolution broke out in Iran, and the Shah was overthrown, the U.S. did not intervene. The Shah went into permanent exile. Carter refused him entry to the United States, even on grounds of medical emergency. Carter’s seditions to US in his self-appointed ambassadorship of evil betrayals, have now become simply repulsive if yet disguised
by the Nobel Peace Prize – reason enough to question the righteousness of this prestigious award.

In 1994,Carter met with North Korean President Kim Il Sung, resulting in the signing of the Agreed Framework, under which North Korea agreed to stop processing nuclear fuel in exchange for a return to normalized relations, oil deliveries and two light water reactors to replace its graphite reactors. The Agreed Framework negotiated by Jimmy Carter was widely hailed at the time as a diplomatic achievement, but in 2005 North Korea announced that it had nuclear weapons and on October 9, 2006 backed up this assertion with the underground detonation of a low-yield nuclear device.
Carter visited Cuba in May 2002 and met with Fidel Castro. He was allowed to address the Cuban public on national television with a speech that he wrote and presented in Spanish. This made Carter the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since the Cuban revolution of 1959. He also created uproar in the US when he was seen socializing and shaking hands with Castro at the funeral of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in late 2000.
In recent years, Carter becomes a frequent critic of Israel's policies in Lebanon, West Bank and Gaza. Carter’s freelance diplomacy has been reason for wide spread criticism from both democrats and republicans alike.
As recently as last week, the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat reported that Carter was going to meet with exiled Hamas leader and professed terrorist Khaled Mashaal. As the two met, three Israeli soldiers were killed in the Gaza strip, by Hamas led militant militias. In his trip to the Middle East, Carter broke with US policy by laying a wreath on the grave of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah. In his book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, published in November 2006, Carter accuses Israelis of being: “totally dominant and suppressing violence by depriving Palestinians of their basic human rights
How dare this man [Carter], even allude to “basic human rights”, as he has dedicated his life to a diplomatic digression aimed at galvanizing virtually every terrorist, dictator, militant extremist, and otherwise Anti-American leader in the world, in their continued hate-filled, insatiable political quest for the destruction of the US and democracy. How dare, this Ambassador of Evil, speak of human rights, as he chooses to befriend political states, which continue to harbor defendants of everything and anything that denies basic human rights to its constituents.
Mr. Carter, just so that you know, as you were visiting with Castro in Cuba, thousands of Cubans were fleeing and dying in rafts, while crossing the Florida Straights. As you were signing your treaties with North Korean President Kim Il Sung, Koreans were developing their nuclear arms. And as you visit with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, Hamas’s fanatics continue to plan attacks on Israel and the Western World such as our 9/11. Your Nobel Price, Mr. Carter, should not be for Peace, but for treason to your country. It’s about time, Mr. Carter, you give up on your failed ambassadorship. The free world would much better off, without your uninvited participation in foreign affairs. It pleases us to learn you were not welcomed in Israel, in your demonic trip to meet with Hamas. Time has come, perhaps, our State Department, joins in with our Israeli allies in unwelcoming you to the country you continue to undermine. Stay home in the Islamic militant Middle East with your Hamas. That’s were you really belong. The US does not want your kind of peace Mr. Ambassador of Evil.

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