posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Winchester Ranger T
Originally posted by CaptAvatarActually, it was Jimmy Carter who started the US down the path of smart, precision guided munititions and
a bunch of other military technological improvements which are now core military capabilities.
To suggest that Jimmy Carter was in any way "pro-military" is unsupportable. On attaining office he clearly stated that his main policy goal was
nuclear disarmament - total nuclear disarmament.
He was unceremoniously booted out of office by a President who really did support the military, and made a better job of running the economy too.
Calling this sub the Jimmy Carter is like naming a church after Monica Lewinsky.
LOL, he was facing the worst US economy since the great depression! Nothing he did had anything to do with it. The bill for the Vietnam war came due
during his presidency. Sure he made some mistakes, but NOBODY knew what to do! He had to cut back the US military. But what he DID do was make sure
that even though it would have to be smaller, it was still going to be able to kick anybody elses but, i.e., be more effective per troop than ever
before. Anyway, what you posted is just an opinion, an uninformed one at that.
Here is a quote from an online source:
We should not forget that it was Mr. Carter who began the great anti-Soviet military buildup generally attributed to his successor. Mr. Carter would
have built 200 MX missiles; Ronald Reagan meekly accepted 50. Mr. Carter imposed the grain embargo on the Soviet Union; Mr. Reagan lifted it. Mr.
Carter kept Americans out of the 1980 Summer Olympics. Mr. Carter sent weapons to the Afghanis. Mr. Carter's National Security Council, not Mr.
Reagan's, stated the goal of forcefully changing the character of Nicaragua's Sandinista regime.
[edit on 7-8-2005 by CaptAvatar]