Thursday, October 11, 2007

Carter: Bush Tortured Prisoners

CNN: Carter Tortured Listeners

"Jimmy Carter's grasp of U.S. foreign policy, 1976-2007: a topographical representation"

By Mondoreb

Question: What do you do if you're a failed ex-president with time on your hands?
Answer: You get interviewed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer and remind people why even Democrats are embarrassed when your presidency is mentioned.
From CNN:
The United States tortures prisoners in violation of international law, former President Carter said Wednesday.

"I don't think it. I know it," Carter told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
Of course, Jimmy also knew that he was attacked by a killer rabbit during his sad little time in office. The rabbit, like Carter's grasp of past US foreign policy and his understanding of the role an ex-president has to play in the present, is the product of a over-wrought mind.

Dhimmy showed the same understanding of key issues and their solutions on CNN that he demonstrated when Iran stormed the US Embassy and held 52 Americans hostage for over a year. The hostages were blindfolded, threatened and paraded in front of TV cameras regularly for the remainder of Carter's term. The 39th President promptly responded with his "Rose Garden strategy". He vowed not to leave the White House until the hostages were returned. Besides driving his wife Rosalynn nuts, it accomplished nothing, except ensuring the Americans remained hostages until Ronald Reagan was elected.
Carter continued to show off his keen intellect for Blitzer.
[]"Our country for the first time in my life time has abandoned the basic principle of human rights," Carter said. "We've said that the Geneva Conventions do not apply to those people in Abu Ghraib prison and Guantanamo, and we've said we can torture prisoners and deprive them of an accusation of a crime to which they are accused."
Carter's logic that the prisoners are covered under the Geneva Convention is something only a DailyKOSSACK would subscribe to. His definition of torture was based on a NY Times article which described alleged "head-slapping, simulated drowning and frigid temperatures". The NY Times article left "being lectured by Jimmy Carter" off the list.
Responding to the newspaper report Friday, Bush defended the techniques used, saying, "This government does not torture people."

Asked about Bush's comments, Carter said, "That's not an accurate statement if you use the international norms of torture as has always been honored -- certainly in the last 60 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was promulgated.
Carter also recently disagreed with, then attacked Vice-president Cheney's position on Iran, so he did what any good Democrat in a debate does: he called him names, a "chickenhawk" to be more exact. Carter calls the administration liars, attacks US foreign policy and slanders Israel at every opportunity. The technical term for this is "the Huffington Post trifecta". It's perfect for scoring points at the Berkeley Far-Left Luncheonette and Latte, but doesn't hold up to much more serious scrutiny.

Jimmy Carter's 50.1% of the vote makes him the only Democrat presidential candidate to win over 50% of the popular vote in the last 42 years. Every time he opens his mouth in public, he convinces more people that perhaps it should be another 42.
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