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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-12-2007, 01:11 AM
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Hi mcbear, good to see you back.
Carter was a foreign policy disaster, beginning with Iran in 1978/79.
Without Carters presidency, there is a good chance we would not have had to deal with Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, and the Al Qaeda boys might still be playing in Sudan.
He was in over his head from Day 1 in foreign policy, much like Bush [but for different reasons]. He meant well in the Middle East but sometimes you make deals with the wrong folks and the ripple goes on for generations.

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I read an bit of the book and can understand why they would quit in protest. Hopefully they will continue to do the good part of the work that was going on at the Center. But Carter has gone off the deep end over the past bunch of years.

I consider him "good man, bad President".
Second Teutone's welcome back. Glad to hear all is well with you.

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I love how people talk about something they don't know anything about. Our misguided policies in the Middle East stem from before Carter and continued after. Carter lost Iran, but there were things going on that were out of his control. He really had nothing to do with the rest of the Middle East's fall.
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