Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Calling Him Incompetent Is An Insult To Incompetent People

The most incompetent President of the past century to sit a four year term, Jimmy Carter is upset - and rightly so - with the comparison drawn in a recent article in Foreign Policy magazine:

In last month's issue of Foreign Policy magazine, leading analyst and Iraq War supporter Walter Russell Mead opined that President Obama's foreign policy agenda was turning into a duplicate of Jimmy Carter's.

. . . [T]he Carter comparison was clearly meant as an insult. After all, the piece was titled "The Carter Syndrome."

It would seem natural for Obama and his allies to find the piece somewhat insulting -- but the one raising the most stink so far is Carter himself.

The former president penned a 1,500-word letter to the editor complaining about the article's treatment of his foreign policy legacy. That's followed by a second letter to the editor from Zbigniew Brzezinski, his national security adviser. . . .

Jimmy was incompetent - and indeed, he was the midwife to the birth of Iran's theocracy that threatens us all today. That said, Obama's foreign policy appears to be in a class all by itself. Even Jimmy finds any comparison to his own level of incompetence to be insulting.


Ron Russell said...

I agree that Carter and Ziggy were absolute failure in their foreign policy efforts, but Obama is certainly one-uping them. He seems to bending over backward to do the wrong thing--oops bending over backward may be the wrong way of putting it. Lets just say he is bending over in his feeble efforts at diplomacy!

OBloodyHell said...

> President Obama's foreign policy agenda was turning into a duplicate of Jimmy Carter's.

I concur with your premise. This is, indeed, insulting to Carter. He was utterly incompetent, but Obama is out to make certain we don't have another black PotUS for fifty years.

I said, waaaay back when he was nominated (and I'm on record for that in various fora), that he would make people appreciate the mound of quivering incompetence which was Jimmy Carter.

No claim of prescience there, just one of "astute observation and analysis"....

Paul_In_Houston said...

In another blog (can't remember which one) a post on the George Bush "Miss me yet?" billboard got this comment,

Even if they had Jimmy Carter's picture up there, my response would still be, "Hell Yes!!!"

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