Carter criticizes Obama on ISIS: 'We waited too long'
Former President Jimmy Carter said President Barack Obama "waited too long" to go after ISIS and criticized what he described as the president's changing foreign policy.That's not the real kicker. This is:
"First of all, we waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria," Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an interview published Tuesday. The 39th president was in Texas working on a Habitat for Humanity project.
More broadly, Carter criticized Obama's foreign policy, an approach that he says is lacking in "positive action."Ouch. Better put some ice on that, Barry.
When Jimmy "a giant swimming rabbit attacked me" Carter says you suck at foreign policy, well, wow. I mean, that's Gengis Khan telling you that you went overboard in sacking a village, or Leona Helmsly saying you were too mean to the waitstaff. I mean, I guess it could be worse. You could have Bill Clinton tell you that you should have responded better to attacks on Americans...
I mean, when the guy whose response to the energy crisis was "put on a sweater" says your policy is lacking, well... If the man who allowed American citizens to be held hostage to a foreign government with only one ill-conceived rescue effort thinks you suck at foreign policy, there's no amount of polish that will fix that turd.
It is interesting that Carter is speaking out. He was oddly silent when extremists tried to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993, or in Somalia, or the attack on the Cole, or when our embassies in Africa were bombed in 1998, etc. He was quite vocal on the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq, though; routinely criticizing everything Bush did in regards to Iraq and the prosecution of the war effort.
When Jimmy Carter says your foreign policy is lacking in action, though, that's gotta sting...
That is all.