Take Carter's latest spew, via al-Reuters:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney as a "disaster" for the country and a "militant" who has had an excessive influence in setting foreign policy.That was just the warmup pitch.
"He's a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military and he has been most forceful in the last 10 years or more in fulfilling some of his more ancient commitments that the United States has a right to inject its power through military means in other parts of the world," Carter told the BBC World News America in an interview to air later on Wednesday.
"You know he's been a disaster for our country," Carter said. "I think he's been overly persuasive on President George Bush and quite often he's prevailed."
After a predictable refusal to comment by an administration official, al-Reuters waxes bathetic over the noble peanut farmer from Georgia before indirectly delivering a little editorial of its own, which we'll helpfully attempt to emend via square bracketed explanations:
Carter, a Democrat [and therefore a really good guy] who was president from 1977 to 1981 [before his landslide defeat by Ronald Reagan] and won the 2002 Nobel Peace prize [annually awarded by Scandinavian Marxists to the individual doing the most to undercut the United States] for his charitable work [helping to enable the Palestinian intifada], is a strong critic of the Iraq war [which al-Reuters is not allowed to call the War on Terrorism] and has often been outspoken in his criticism of President George W. Bush [which is a very, very, very good thing, since all other knee-jerk Stalinists hate Bush, too].
In a newspaper interview in May, Carter called the Bush administration the "worst in history" in international relations [helpfully neglecting to mention his own disastrous humiliation by the Ayatollah Khomenei which initiated the parabolic rate of increase in Islamofascism over the next three decades].
Worst in history, eh? Shall we count the ways, Jimmie?
On your watch, you lost Iran to the mad mullahs. You led us in wringing our hands over the "hostage crisis" which Iran decisively won by correcting perceiving your lack of guts. You lost some brave American soldiers in the Iranian desert due to your poorly planned, half-assed hostage rescue attempt, making our post-Vietnam military a laughing stock around the world.
You did nothing as the Shi'ia Islamofascists consolidated their control over Tehran and began to export terrorism worldwide while encouraging and funding proxies eventually known as Hezbollah and Hamas. Meanwhile, you taught the Soviets a "lesson" in Afghanistan by boycotting the Moscow Olympics. The games went on anyway, as did periodic Soviet massacres in Afghanistan.
In short, you presided over the public rise of murderous Islamofascism without lifting a finger. All the while, you presided over the hyper-inflationary domestic economic disaster that ultimately routed you from power after a single failed presidential term—notable for the great care you took impartially scheduling the White House tennis courts.
You, sir, are an idiot and a buffoon. You are a dangerous menace to the freedom of all Americans as you continue to undercut our President in time of war while vainly polishing your own dubious and tarnished political credentials, the better to earn the continued admiration and applause of the world's socialist elites.
Your presidency, not Warren G. Harding's, not George W. Bush's, was, is, and always shall be regarded as the "worst in history," a gleaming monument of incompetence that will forever withstand the test of time for its unequaled, unblemished record of unvarying stupidity, venality, negativity, false piety, and abject failure