with admiration from Liberal Street Fighter

The splash on the homepage for The Carter Center conveys President Carter’s mission since he left the White House with Ted Kennedy’s knives still sticking out his back:

waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope

Yesterday,  at the Baptist World Alliance’s centenary conference in Birmingham, central England, President Carter was trying to wage peace, to speak out against injustice, in a voice that echoes the America I love, rather than the belligerent holler that too often echoes around the globe from a pig farm in Texas:

“What has happened at Guantanamo Bay … does not represent the will of the American people,” Carter said. “I’m embarrassed about it, I think it’s wrong. I think it does give terrorists an unwarranted excuse to use the despicable means to hurt innocent people.”

Carter continued, criticizing the Iraq war, as he’s done in since Bush launched this criminal war:

“I thought then, and I think now, that the invasion of Iraq was unnecessary and unjust. And I think the premises on which it was launched were false,”

What will it take for the DC Dems to speak so clearly about the wrongs committed by this criminal administration?

photo via Spiegel Online

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