Former President Jimmy Carter attended the Naval Academy, graduating near the top of his class. He helped develop the first US nuclear subs, then served on them. Before entering politics, Jimmy Carter served our country longer than Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle and Rice combined
Carter negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. The treaty has lasted more than 20 years. It removed a potential Mideast flashpoint and makes the entire world more secure.
His administration approved development of the cruise missile, which BushCo has found very useful in their wars, but which is a genuinely important arrow in our military arsenal.
The Iranian revolution was a product of many previous administrations' infatuation with the Shah. When the hostages were taken, rather than taking rash action, Carter remained calm for more than a year -- almost guaranteeing his defeat -- so that the hostages were eventually freed. But that BushCo had the patience to let the UN work the Iraq problem for a year.
His Nobel Peace Prize speaks for itself. No Republican President has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 96 years!
After leaving the Presidency, Jimmy Carter did not set out to enrich himself. He has devoted himself to local and international pursuit of peace and social justice.
Democrats, get off the floor, move up from the fetal position, and take pride in our party's heritage.