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Jimmy Carter at it again...

by Edward ODaniel / October 26, 2004 5:02 AM PDT
October 22, 2004

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No sooner do I return from vacation than I?m hearing yet another bizarre Jimmy Carter claim, this time that the Revolutionary War was ?an unnecessary war.?


Carter?s latest offense to sense came during his Oct. 18 ?Hardball? bonding session with Chris Matthews. Drawing a ridiculous comparison between the colonists? war for independence and the war in Iraq, the Man Who Shamelessly Begged for a Nobel Peace Prize had this to say: ?One parallel is that the Revolutionary War, more than any other war up until recently, has been the most bloody war we?ve fought. I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.?

What can I say? The man is a couple score short of a full deck.

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Re: Jimmy Carter at it again...
by TONI H / October 26, 2004 5:07 AM PDT

All those cases of Billy Beer that never got sold but stored in family basements.......maybe he's been tipping the cans?


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(NT) (NT) Maybe he wants us to return to colonial rule under the
by dirtyrich / October 26, 2004 5:10 AM PDT
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Doh...cut off...
by dirtyrich / October 26, 2004 5:11 AM PDT

Maybe he wants us to return to colonial rule under the UN?

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Let's look at the REST of that conversation
by Angeline Booher / October 26, 2004 5:40 AM PDT

Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial?s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.

I think in many ways the British were very misled in going to war against America and in trying to enforce their will on people who were quite different from them at the time.


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Did he really say that the Revolution was bloodier
by Kiddpeat / October 26, 2004 5:46 AM PDT

than the Civil War? That's not the way I learned it.

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(NT) (NT) Yes, why let simple documented facts slow him down?
by Edward ODaniel / October 26, 2004 5:58 AM PDT
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The context remains the same Angeline...
by Edward ODaniel / October 26, 2004 5:55 AM PDT

essentially Carter still relies on his "what ifs" too much.

If wishes were fishes you know.

Wish on the left hand and spit on the right and see which shows results.

By Carter's own theories WW I and WW II were "unnecessary wars" because IF other events had happened additional other things would not have happened.

No war is necessary as long as you are willing to roll over and allow things to happen to you without your consent or representation's consent. Even Alice and her pals the Mad Hatter and Cheshire cat would recognize that such was not realistic nor supportable though.

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The scarey part is that he hasn't changed since he was
by Kiddpeat / October 26, 2004 5:43 AM PDT

President. This looney tunes had his finger on the trigger. No wonder he was defeated by Iran.

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