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Thursday, September 23, 2004

More proof that we did the right thing

Here is more proof that George W. is taking the right path in Iraq: Jimmy Carter doesn't like it.

"A lot of political analysts have said that one of the main reasons the Bush-Cheney administration went into Iraq was to establish a permanent military base there," Carter said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I think this arouses a great deal of unnecessary opposition..."

"...The overwhelming issue in this country is the Iraqi war and the war against terrorism and who can address those problems more wisely and more honestly," Carter said. "I think that's the issue that Kerry has to pursue, because, in my opinion, President Bush has not been honest with the American people and has certainly failed in almost everything he professes to be doing in Iraq and in Afghanistan, unfortunately."

It is my opinion that to formulate a successful foreign policy strategy, President Bush could simply follow this three-step plan:

1. Fire his entire staff.
2. Call up Jimmy Carter and ask him what we should do.
3. Do the exact opposite.

Criticism from Jimmy Carter should be taken as a compliment. With each passing year, it becomes more of a mystery to me how the country could have elected this Soccer Mom as President. Jimmy Carter's "Drop-your-pants-and-bend-over" approach to foreign policy has never been anything but a disaster to everyone who isn't a totalitarian dictator.

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