Friday, February 22, 2002
Thank God that Jimmy Carter isn't president today. The man has done a lot of good through his work with Habitat for Humanity, but he opened his mouth at Emory University and promptly stuck his foot in it.
ATLANTA –– Former President Jimmy Carter on Thursday criticized President Bush's labeling three countries an "axis of evil," saying the statement was "overly simplistic and counterproductive."
Carter said Bush's statement seriously jeopardized progress made with North Korea, Iran and Iraq in recent years.
"I think it will take years before we can repair the damage done by that statement," said Carter, speaking at an Emory University conference on the impact of terrorism.
Carter should know better. And exactly what progress have we made with those countries in recent years. North Korea won't talk to us. Iraq kicked out weapons inspectors and sends cash payments to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers Iran still calls us the "Great Satan."