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Tuesday, July 27, 2004


"Today, our dominant international challenge is to restore the greatness of America, based on telling the truth, a commitment to peace, and respect for civil liberties at home and basic human rights around the world." -- Jimmy Carter

It was hard to pick an excerpt from such a fine speech, but I fought the temptation to blog the whole thing and spare myself the comments about links and whatnot. You can find the speech in it's entirety at any news service. I got it from CNN.

"Ultimately, the basic issue is whether America will provide global leadership that springs from the unity and the integrity of the American people, or whether extremist doctrines, the manipulation of the truth, will define America's role in the world."--Jimmy Carter

Tony Alva says that Jimmy was not a very good President, that he failed in both economics and foriegn policy. I remeber the economy sucking eggs prior to his inauguration, and I also remember Reagan making deals with Iran, so....I don't know. Anyway you slice it, Jimmy's been around the block many more times than George.

Our greatness is not in need of being restored. It has never left Jimmy.
Read Fareed Zakaria in Newsweek this week on the 9/11 report. Good discussion.
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