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Former U.S. president slams drone attacks

WASHINGTON: Former US President Jimmy Carter has slammed American assassination drone strikes in other countries, saying that killing civilians in such attacks would in fact nurture terrorism.

"I personally think we do more harm than good by having our drones attack some potential terrorists who have not been tried or proven that they are guilty," Carter said in an interview with Russia Today.

"But in the meantime, the drone attacks also kill women and children, sometimes in weddings... so this is the kind of thing we should correct," he added.

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Carter

The only good FP issue he did well on is getting that Romanian woman and/or couple freed after they were caught smuggling Holy Bibles into Romania imo.

donvino

In the FP arena its more

In the FP arena its more about what you DONT do than what you do.

Ventura 2012

Like the...

Carter Doctrine and supporting Mugabe/sanctions on Zimbabwe and reinstating registration for the draft???

donvino

If that's the worst you can

If that's the worst you can come up with...lol. In the past 100 years, Harding, Kennedy and Hoover might have been better. Bush, Obama, Bush 2, Clinton, Eisenhower, FDR, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, Truman, Ford, Wilson all worse. Off the top of my head.

Ventura 2012

True

his FP was not his most strong suit...

Perhaps his domestic policy more than made up for it. :)

By the way the war just recently ended and then Watergate, I think it was more than enough the people could already stomach till the the invasion of Afghanistan and the hostages of course.

donvino

no question his domestic

no question his domestic policy was bad, especially economic policy.

Ventura 2012

Just by looking at your headline,

I KNEW which President the story was about: Jimmy Carter, the only living President who is also a decent human being. All the others are contemptible slime, jealous of the new toys Obama gets to play with.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

Same here. Also the only one

Same here. Also the only one who is often referred to generically because the name "Carter" doesnt hold much weight :D

Ventura 2012

Think about it

The enemy may have won if America best triumph is who we can kill,lock up , or torture.
Hate anger and fear more important that a man of compassion?***

Sick world and we may be helping it stay sick buy paying taxes.
and acting like pro killers are hero's.

We as a very lucky country should be about real peace.

***
Compassion:
A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?