Wednesday, February 25, 2004
"We single out potential adversaries who might disagree with U.S. government policy, and almost the first resort, it seems, is a military response," Carter said. "The completely unwarranted, almost unilateral war that we started in Iraq is a typical example of this, and it's not the only one. We brand people [the] 'axis of evil,' and it alienates them. Sometimes their leaders obviously deserve condemnation. But it arouses within their people -- quite often people who are suffering under a despotic leader -- a sense of fear, intimidation, aggravation and even hatred of the United States."I love that, "Acknowledging his own military service." A page out of the John Kerry playbook.
Acknowledging his own military service, Carter defended the concept of a strong U.S. military but said it should be used to
push people toward peace, not war.