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    raymond wrote:

    Remember Iran and why the American people elected President Ronald Reagan.

    Because Carter pissed them off and so the iranians in power at the time decided, on purpose, not to release the hostages until Reagan took power.

    The GOP could have put a dead weasel in a suit up for office and the weasel would have won.

    And the weasel probably wouldn't have created as much national debt.
    Raymond wrote:

    One of my favorite economists said it best:

    Jimmy Carter's Ignoble "Peace" Prize

    by Thomas Sowell  (October 16, 2002)

    "...While the Nobel Prize continues to be the most prestigious in the world -- and deservedly so in fields like science and economics -- the Nobel Peace Prize has already been given to a terrorist thug like Yasser Arafat, so perhaps Jimmy Carter is a worthy successor to him, even if he is one of the sorriest presidents and ex-presidents in the history of the United States."

    And so, an economist is fit to judge the merits of the peace price?

    Let's see:

    Learned a hard lesson on international politics from the Middle East? Check
    Made repeated efforts to broker peace in the Middle East over the last 3 decades?  Check
    Spent much of his life devoted to habitat for humanity?  Check

    Yep, that makes him a sorry ex-president. 

    You can say what you will about his presidency, but the guy has spent the last 30 years doing the best he could to create peace and give shelter.  It's almost as if he's attempting to atone for some mistake in his past.  What a jerk, that guy.