When you’ve lost Jimmy Carter…

Jimmy Carter expounds on how bad we are:

A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the “widespread abuse of human rights” by authorizing drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists.

Jimmy Carter, America’s 39th president, denounced the Obama administration for “clearly violating” 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the “United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights.”

“Instead of making the world safer, America’s violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends,” Carter wrote.

While the total number of attacks from unmanned aircraft, or drones, and the resulting casualties are murky, the New America Foundation estimates that in Pakistan alone 265 drone strikes have been executed since January 2009 . Those strikes have killed at least 1,488 people, at least 1,343 of them considered militants, the foundation estimates based on news reports and other sources.

In addition to the drone strikes, Carter criticized the current president for keeping the Guantanamo Bay detention center open, where prisoners “have been tortured by waterboarding more than 100 times or intimidated with semiautomatic weapons, power drills or threats to sexually assault their mothers.”

The former president blasted the government for allowing “unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications.” […]

I agree with the last paragraph, however. I’ll give him his due for that.

2 thoughts on “When you’ve lost Jimmy Carter…”

  1. There is a lot of talk about how Obama throws people under the bus after they have lost their usefulness to him. What did Carter do and thus why is Carter so ready to betray him?

    I agree with Carter about the drone killings but not for the reasons Carter cites. We need human intelligence not corpses if we are going to win this war.

    But I do like that Carter said this because I was wondering why liberals who always worry about protecting human rights even if it is of Islamists were not speaking out against Obama’s cavalier murders. So whatever the reason, I am glad Carter said these things. Has this been reported on the msm?

  2. Carter, in a way, has the Fidel syndrome, even if to a lesser degree: an absurdly inflated self-image, an absolute inability to admit fault, and an insatiable need for being a Major Public Figure. Pathetic.

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