Thursday, April 29, 2010

Which is worse? Jimmy Cater or the Guinea worm?

"Mr. Carter, 85, told me a few years ago that he was determined to outlive Guinea worm. I called him by satellite phone from here and asked if he still thought he would win the race. He laughed and said he was increasingly optimistic that he would outlast the worm. “If I can survive two more years, I’ll meet my goal,” he said." I would argue that Jimmy Carter has been worse, and has caused more deaths, than the Guinea worms. I mean, just think that he launched the fanatical war in Afghanistan against the Soviet-installed government, which resulted in the production of the Taliban and Al-Qa`idah, among other fanatics who benefited from American largesse.