Is it because, Mr. Carter, you were not selected by President Bush to help with Katrina or Tsunami aid as his father and former President Clinton were? Is it that you were not asked for your opinion on the Iraq war and how we will treat prisoners that makes you feel the need to offer it up?
The Nobel Peace Prize image sure appears tarnished when statements like these arise. I would think after one has experienced decades of criticism for actions in the same seat, one would decline to throw stones and offer support where one could. It is immature and simply irresponsible to use a position of perceived clout -such as the Former President of the United States- to insult members of the current administration as a scorned bully with an adolescent vocabulary. If you want to call someone a disaster, you better have the bullet points to back it up.
Finally, it is even more apparent here that while Mr. Carter elects to childishly slander, others will take the high road:
In an interview that aired Wednesday on BBC, Carter ripped Vice President Dick Cheney as "a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military."
Carter went on to say Cheney has been "a disaster for our country. I think he's been overly persuasive on President George Bush."
Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell declined to speak to Carter 's allegations.
"We're not going to engage in this kind of rhetoric," she said.