Video: Jimmy Carter on his one mistake as president

posted at 9:20 pm on October 11, 2007 by Allahpundit

From yesterday’s Situation Room, but better late than never. Yeah, can you believe it? He actually thinks he made a mistake during his presidency. Fortunately, he only made one. You’ll find the revelation at the very end of the clip. Before that comes slab after slab of juicy red meat, beginning with a valentine to his friends on the right and segueing effortlessly into an apologia with Iran replete with reference to the “protective devices” they may or may not be building. Question: If these devices are simply a “protective” defensive response to U.S. aggression, how come their nuclear program pre-dates 9/11 by years?

Pay attention too to his strategy for countering the Iranian threat. It consists of two stages: (1) in the near term, diplomacy, (2) in the longer term, as they near possible completion of a bomb, stronger diplomacy. I kid you not.

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Anyone who calls Bush our worst president is clearly too young to remember Carter.

p.v. cornelius on October 12, 2007 at 5:23 PM

Isn’t it fair to say Carter lost Iran and so is responsible for the rise of Islamo-Fascism in the last 30 years? Or at least responsible for embolding the Islamicist “students” who held our diplomats and other embassy personnel hostage for 444 days? (Thanks Ted Koppel for counting). Maybe a 2nd mistake there? Even if a teensy weeny, itty bitty mistake, of enabling the “transcendent challenge” of our time?

Paul-Cincy on April 3, 2008 at 11:35 AM

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