Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter: Like Iraq The Revolutionary War Was Unnecessary!
Posted on 10/19/2004 7:04:03 PM PDT by notkerry
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How about the Civil War?
How in the hell did this person get elected to be President.. What a dolt!.
Uh oh, jimmy is sqweeking again.
Didn't he get elected by running against Gerald Ford?
"Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonials really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely"
Oh. My. God.
Yeah, we'd just be another Canada instead of the United States of American you idiot! We wouldn't be a free nation, we'd still be a British nation.
Maybe without a Revolutionary war, Britain would never have loosened the reigns for Canada, India, etc. The war set the scenario for the non-violent changes that followed. The relavent parallel is that the war in Iraq setup the non-violent changes in Libya up to today.
"How in the hell did this person get elected to be President"
The more pressing question is - how in the hell does this idiot put his pants on without help?!
Fantastic logic...Hmmm..had the Germans not walked into France, WWII would not have been necessary either...
Ancient Chinese proverb says:
If you know nothing,
lest you open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Old Jimmah just needs to go back to building houses for the poor and needy. Otherwise, he's totally useless.
The Canadians still have some real men in the Prairie Provinces and Alberta, but when it comes to cleaning out a nest of vipers like Islamofacist Terrorists, it's the cowboy American who is first to answer the call.
With ifs and buts, one could put Paris and New York in a bottle. Britain probably went peacefuly with Canada and India because of America taking a military stand against British law enforcement in the first place ... end of story. THere is plenty of documentation of how America took away the British empire.
Carter was elected by the same people who elected Clinton and who would elect Kerry.
We are an approximately a 50:50 split country - made up of uninformed voters, of which only about 50% vote.
If Carter had his way we would be a totally socialist country and to be fair, every country would have nuclear weapons.
Um, more Americans died in the Civil War than any other war.
"And if the US was just a little bit more sensitive to the Islamic terrorists (as I was during the Iran hostage crisis in the 1979 and 80) we'd really have no need to fight the war on terror--it is a useless war. It's about time everyone see it in a peaceful way....if we have to bend over and invite Usama bin-laden to the White House for 4-8 years so beit..." Jimmy Carter circa 2002
I'm sorry, Jimmah, could you talk a little louder? It's a little difficult to hear you when you're speaking from all the way at the bottom of the ash heap of history.
Oh Please Jimmah. Jon Kerry would be Jimmy Carter II without the Camp David Agreement!
Proof positive the Jimmah has a UN Koolaid substance abuse problem.
Sounds to me as though he's equating the U.S. colonies to modern-day terrorists.
Stick with peanuts, Jim-uh. It's obviously all you know.
In fact before you open your trap again to speak, stick a fistful in your mouth. Then all we'd hear is, 'crunch, mumble, munch, drool.' It would give you a lot more credibility.
This man is a fly speck in the annals of history.
Thank God for the Georges!
"How about the Civil War?"
It was bloodier in terms of total numbers, but in terms of the percentage of the population killed or maimed, the American Revolution was actually worse than the beating the French suffered at the hands of the Germans in World War I, or the Russians suffered at the hands of the Germans in World War II.
About 16% of the American population was wounded or killed in the American Revolution. The percentages in the Civil War were down around 4%.
The only modern wars that was as comparably brutal on the population in terms of sheer carnage were the Mexican Revolution and the Killing Fields of Cambodia.
The American Revolution was just unbelievably bad, and nowhere was it worse than down South, where it also turned into a murderous Civil War to boot.
I saw this live, and I was pissed.
Carter is responsible in large part for our current mees with the Middle East. HE blew it and planted the seeds of contempt for Americans.
So spaketh the man who lost the Middle East to the mullahs ...
The British did not become the most powerful nation on the earth by being "sensitive."
It's hard to believe that many so-called presidential scholars consider this guy one of our most intelligent presidents. He certainly will go down in history as one of the worst to occupy the White House.
There is actually sort of a valid point; the colonies really had to be pushed a lot to rebel, and the revolution was basically the result of gross political incompetence on the part of the British; they very easily could have kept the whole thing from happening with fairly modest concessions and basically simply just a better attitude.
This idea doesn't originate with Carter and is the opinion of a lot of historians. The Revolution wasn't something that you would have expected to happen and it very easily could have been prevented by slightly more enlightened leadership in Britain.
In Jimmeh's mental lexicon we should NEVER go to war for anything.
What an idiot!
What a stupid question. Short of fighting soldiers, what other sort of parallel could exist between the Revolutionary War and what's going on in Iraq? Carter demonstrates he is definately not the sharpest knife in the drawer for even attempting to answer such nonsense.
I hate to open my mouth, but I think it's because Americans are becoming socialists to a frightening degree. Agreed on the dolt comment, although it's a bit milder a term than might be used!
But it didn't cost them anything. Afterwards we remained a very profitable customer, and paid for 100% of our administration ourselves.
Without the US, do you think the British would have given freedom to all those other countries?
I saw this early on ABC's morning show with Charles Gibson and the stupid Communist peanut shell...I flipped out before I had time to wake up!
Jimmuh Cahtuh is an American liability...
He, like too many High School History Students, believes the crap in Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States.
Overdue for the dirt nap is displaying his ignorance of American history. Again.
You made me go look, cuz I wouldn't have believed it wasn't something done by the Onion. Now I know where Iraq's old school textbooks were sent.
Glad to be here, MOgirl