Carter: Guantanamo Detentions Disgraceful
Ex- President Carter, has a penchant for criticizing things - especially things which he was no damn good at. Specfically national security.
In the Washington Post, Mr. Carter is quoted as saying:
"BIRMINGHAM, England -- Former President Carter said Saturday the detention of terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base was an embarrassment and had given extremists an excuse to attack the United States.
Carter also criticized the U.S.-led war in Iraq as "unnecessary and unjust."
"I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.," he told a news conference at the Baptist World Alliance's centenary conference in Birmingham, England. "I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts."
Carter said, however, that terrorist acts could not be justified, and that while Guantanamo "may be an aggravating factor ... it's not the basis of terrorism."
"What has happened at Guantanamo Bay ... does not represent the will of the American people," Carter said Saturday. "I'm embarrassed about it, I think its wrong. I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people."
Well, Mr. Carter - I'll put aside your asinine remarks that simply echo so many of the clueless on the left.
But more importantly, I am especially offended when you speak of National Security, when your inept leadership got some of my friends killed on a certain mission in 1979. In fact, if you want to know the truth, you're ineptness was the reason those hostages were taken in the first place.
What is happening in Iraq - Gitmo and the War on Terror, may not be representative of YOUR will - but it is the will of millions of Americans and quess what Mr. Carter- it's working.
Thank God your presidency was in the malaised and distant past. We could ill afford your lack of leadership then, I am thankful we don't have to experience it now.