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US "arrogant", says former President Carter

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Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, on Friday called US foreign policy "arrogant", saying the United States would do well to destroy its own weapons of mass destruction.

"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 and others have and also to reduce and enforce the agreement to eliminate chemical weapons, and the same way with nuclear weapons," Carter said during a taping of Larry King Live, scheduled for broadcast later on Friday on CNN.

"The major powers need to set an example," he said, as the United States confronts Iraq over its alleged possession of these banned weapons.

Carter, who founded the Carter Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, 20 years ago, is to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10 for his efforts in seeking negotiated settlements to head off violent conflict.

Carter said the United States has given other nations reason for resentment.

"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," the 78-year-old Carter said.

US interests, too often based on oil or other resources, ignore many truly poor countries, while the United States is the stingiest contributor of foreign aid.

"For every time an American gives a dollar, a citizen of Norway gives $17," he said.

"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.

"I don't have any doubt that it's that kind of atmosphere that has led to the nuclearisation, you might say, of India and Pakistan," he said. - Sapa-AFP
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Good stuff from a man who got BITCH SLAPPED by Reagan in 80. Yeah, good idea idiot Jim. Let's get rid of our weapons. LMAO. Yes, let's have gun control too so law abiding citizens will be defenseless against those criminals who don't obey the law. Same logic if we get rid of our weapons.

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I think ex-President Carter is to be admired for taking this strong stand and pointing out the hypocracy in the US policy.
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Now this is an intelligent guy, I'm thinking excactly the same!

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Good stuff from a man who got BITCH SLAPPED by Reagan in 80. Yeah, good idea idiot Jim. Let's get rid of our weapons. LMAO. Yes, let's have gun control too so law abiding citizens will be defenseless against those criminals who don't obey the law. Same logic if we get rid of our weapons.

LOL, the typical American

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Carter has been underrated for decades now.

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no...it's not the typical American, it's the typical Republican American

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President Carter without a doubt is one of my alltime favorite presidents.
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no...it's not the typical American, it's the typical Republican American

Half of us aren't that bad
And You Just Proved The Point About How Arrogant All Americans Are!
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Oh yes, the USA should really keep up with their own mass destruction weapon development, while going into other countries saying that they can't do it

The hypocracy sickens me, as much as do those who support it.

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Rebecca, no one is going into China or Israel and telling them to destroy. The most important point is who is in power. If Iraq had a stable peace seeking leader then there would be no problem. Yes, the U.S. is not perfect. But if we destroy our weapons, what will happen when Saddam is left with his. What we will do then? Liberals out there tell me? To just say let's all destroy our weapons is like saying "everybody throw away your medications and let's stop producing vaccines, then all the sickness and disease in the world will disappear" This is not Utopia folks.....Thank God there are some people out there that don't buy into all this crap liberals are tossing out there...and by the way I admit Jimmy Carter was a good man, but sucked as a president.
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But The Point That Carter Wasw Making Is That As Wealthy As America is, They Are Dead Last In Providing Economic Aid To Developing Countries As Based On A Percentage Of GDP! And, If Thet Would Spend More Time In Helping These Developing Countries, They Would Have Fewer Problems! Besides, The Only Reason That America Cares About Iraq Is The Oil! If Thet Were Concerned About Every Country With A Ruthess Dictator, They Would Be Quitw Busy In Africa!
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I don't think that I was saying eveyrone should destroy their weapons.

I just dont' think that country A who has them, as the right to go into other countries and call for war, because country B also has them.

Its SO dumb, it baffles me.

*okay, i'm aware there is a little more to the war on iraq than that (aside from access to those rich oil feilds, money money money, of course), I'm generalizing*
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