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The former United States president Jimmy Carter says the US, which has taken the lead in urging such countries as Iraq and North Korea to destroy their weapons of mass destruction, should also disarm.
"One of the things that the United States Government has not done is to try to comply with and enforce international efforts targeted to prohibit the arsenals of biological weapons that we ourselves have," Mr Carter told CNN.
"The major powers need to set an example," Mr Carter said, as the US confronts Iraq over its possession of such banned weapons.
"Quite often the big countries that are responsible for the peace of the world set a very poor example for those who might hunger for the esteem or the power or the threats that they can develop from nuclear weapons themselves.
The man has lost his mind.
I suppose if I confront a robber, Jimmy would want me to drop my gun in the hopes that the robber would drop his gun, too. After all, the robber is jealous of the power that my gun holds, or he's making up for not having as big a set of balls as me or something.
What does Nobel Prize winner Mr. Carter expect to happen when the U.S. disarms? The flowers will grow and the children will sing and all nations will join together as one and live in harmony?
No, not quite. We'd be at the mercy of those left holding the weapons. And they would be laughing at us. Laughing very hard.
If you are in a crowded room, someone will be the tallest. Someone will be the strongest. Someone will be the loudest. On a planet of nations, one nation will always be the most powerful. If not the U.S., then who? I would like to ask Mr. Carter which nation he would choose to be the strongest. Which nation does he think can fill the role as the world's babysitter? Iraq? Sweden? Canada?
He also said:
The US had given many countries cause for resentment and scorn, he said.
"There is a sense that the United States has become too arrogant, too dominant, too self-centred, proud of our wealth, believing that we deserve to be the richest and most powerful and influential nation in the world.
"I think they feel that we don't really care about them, which is quite often true."
Here we go again with the "America is to blame" rhetoric.
Sure, we are a wealthy nation. We are a powerful nation. We are an influential nation. Unlike say, Iraq or North Korea, our citizens are free. We are free to work and live and worship and shop were we want to. We can move about and speak freely. That is what leads to a nation becoming wealthy and influential - because our government allows us to become that. Resentment? Sure. The same way a person who is a lazy shit and works at a menial, part-time job becomes resentful of his best friend who worked his ass off and made a ton of money and lives a good, productive, happy life. It's resentment borne of jealousy. There's no reason that those nations could not have become like the U.S. But their tyranical leaders loved the control too much and would not let their citizens be free.
As for the U.S. not caring about other nations, then why the hell are we always running to the rescue of everyone else?
If Mr. Nobel Peace Prize thinks the other nations of the world are so much better than the U.S., then perhaps he should go seek his fortune in one of those places. His disdain for his oun country is very obvious.