Jimmy Carter Gets Lashed To The Swift Boat

Here's an interesting link from one of our readers. Let's see, Jimmy Carter left the White House in 1981 and now, 25 years later, the right-wing nuts are giving him the Swift Boat treatment. Remember the day Reagan was inaugurated? He Iranian hostages were released minutes after took his oath. Remember the "October surprise?"

The October Surprise Conspiracy was an alleged plot that claimed representatives of the 1980 Ronald Reagan presidential campaign had conspired with Islamic Republic of Iran to delay the release of 66 Americans held hostage in Tehran until after the 1980 U.S. Presidential election. In exchange for their cooperation, the United States would supply weapons to Iran as well as unfreeze Iran's monetary assets being held by the US government.

Read more: October Surprise Conspiracy.

An add is now running urging the censure of Jimmy Carter. It looks to me like a pre-2008 shot at Senator Feingold, who has called for the censure of President Bush. Put out by a group called Move America Forward, it looks like they actually want to move America backward...to the stone age. Carter's attempts to work at bringing peace to troubled spots in the world gets him on this group's "Hall of Shame." There were no pictures of Rumsfelt and Saddam Hussein. It appears that to build up the war mongers you have to put down the peace makers. I guess all those things that used to make us proud to be Americans have been replaced the ease-dropping, Abugrab-loving, pro-domestic-spying, freedom-loving patriots who firmly believe it's their way of the highway.

See the ad and check out the story at Crooks and Liars.

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