Monday, July 03, 2006

Carter Wants Transparency


Jimmy Carter, easily the worst President in recent history, continues to abuse his unpresidented attacks on current administrations. To make matters worse, the peanut farmer is questioning his own Commander in Chief during wartime. Carter, in his WaPo editorial, says that the US ""created 81 percent more "secrets" in 2005 than in 2000"".



Jimmy, if these are "secrets", then how do you know how many of them there are? Jimmy sites OpenTheGovernment.org as his only source and only hints at the nature of the inquisitions. At no time would Jimmy mention we are at war, he does however, accuse the US of being more secretive than developing nations.

""Nearly 70 countries have passed legislation to ensure the right to request and receive public documents, the vast majority in the past decade and many in middle- and low-income nations. While the United States retreats, the international trend toward transparency grows, with laws often more comprehensive and effective than our own.""

By all means Mr Carter, feel free to immigrate to a more transparent country , we don't want to upset you. One would think that the man who ordered a secret rescue mission to save the hostages during the Iranian hostage crisis would understand the need for secrets during wartime. But I suppose a wiser Jimmy would support the troops while in harm's way and keep his single term, misery index Presidency a tight secret.

6 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Why cant he move to Okinawa with Murtha huh?..Happy holidays Kev!..:)

July 03, 2006  
Blogger Brooke said...

Heh. I hear all of the whining, but no action. I wish he would move, and take all of those spoiled, simpering celebrities who swore in '04 that they would move to another country.

Not surprisingly, they're still here bellyaching instead.

July 03, 2006  
Blogger kevin said...

Carter is a dishonorable former president. I think he knows history will not smile upon him and he's desperate to distract from his recorn while in office.

July 03, 2006  
Blogger Xanthippas said...

Well, that was a less than stunning rebuttal of his article. Whereas Carter discusses the need for transparency, you simply dig up old gripes about him and tell him to move to another country. Yep, you really persuaded me. Well done.

July 03, 2006  
Blogger kevin said...

xan,
I mentioned Carter's lack of solid evidence for his case, and the need for secrecy during wartime. Carter is quietly aligning himself with the recent NYT unvieling of military secrets. I also questioned his assertion that third world nations are more transparent than the US. perhaps I didn't "stun" you, but it's my guess that you aren't bothered by anything Carter says. Carter has often made poor comparisons of the US to other countries, thus the immigration point.

July 03, 2006  
Blogger Per Kurowski said...

Why do you then support secrecy Mr. Carter?

Former president Jimmy Carter lectures us today in the Washington Post with a “We Need Fewer Secrets” where he solemnly advises us that “access to information advances citizens' trust in their government, allowing people to understand policy decisions and monitor their implementation.” Well as this is something that most citizens would full heartedly subscribe we need to ask Mr. Carter what he was then up to when in Venezuela his Carter Foundation gave support to an election where the opposition was not allowed to scrutinize what they felt was a very murky list of eligible voters, or access to the vote counting carried out by programmable electronic in a quite non-transparent way. Carter ends up declaring “We cannot take freedom of information for granted. Our democracy depends on it.” Mr. Carter, as a Venezuelan, might I humbly advance the possibility that so does our.

July 03, 2006  

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