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Carter Criticizes Guantanamo as Disgrace to the US

by RonChusid

Carter: Guantanamo Detentions Disgraceful
Jimmy Carter Says Detention of Terror Suspects at Guantanamo Bay ‘Is a Disgrace to the U.S.’

By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD
The Associated Press

Jul. 30, 2005 – Former President Carter said Saturday the detention of terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base was an embarrassment and had given extremists an excuse to attack the United States.

Carter also criticized the U.S.-led war in Iraq as “unnecessary and unjust.”

“I think what’s going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.,” he told a news conference at the Baptist World Alliance’s centenary conference in Birmingham, England. “I wouldn’t say it’s the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.”

Carter said, however, that terrorist acts could not be justified, and that while Guantanamo “may be an aggravating factor … it’s not the basis of terrorism.”

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5 Responses to “Carter Criticizes Guantanamo as Disgrace to the US”

  1. He has some good points. I’ve always had a fond spot for Carter, and consider him the best President we’ve had, at least since Kennedy, and possibly in the entire 20th century.

  2. Carter has integrity, imo… a quality that anyone connected with the current MisAdministration won’t have the pleasure of knowing in this lifetime.

  3. James

    I too have always had a soft spot for Carter. He’s a gentleman, got a lot of class, a quiet charisma and good soul.

  4. The honesty of his saying that things weren’t going well, and we had to sacrifice, was very different from the fear and denial spin cycle from these dangerous people.

    It cost him, and these imperialists have cost us dearly.

  5. Jimmy, Im with you, I regret what beltway insiders did to you. I think you a good man, with admirable goals. Use that Nobel prize to keep doing what you do best. Honest diplomacy.

    Thank yo so much for your service.