I read and hear considerable concern over former President Jimmy Carter’s comments regarding the present policies — especially foreign policy — of the Bush administration. It should be noted that Carter did not criticize President Bush, personally, only his policies (or lack of).
Many are offended than an ex-president found opportunity and need to criticize the workings of a sitting president. The degree of “offense” assigned seems directly proportional to the political posture of the critic.
The critics do not address the timeliness or accuracy of Carter’s criticism.
None mentioned an (arguably) unnecessary war, a badly mismanaged conflict, the absence of coherent foreign policy or the fact that Uncle Sam is now hated by many.
History will be our judge. We have invested considerable blood and treasure in this adventure. When will it end?