Jimmy Carter knows who to blame for the world’s troubles: the United States.
Speaking Sunday in San Francisco, the former president told the Commonwealth Club,“Our country is now looked upon as the foremost war-like nation on earth, and there is almost a complete dearth now of commitment of America to negotiate differences with others.”
It’s just the latest slam on the U.S. He’s also blasted staunch allies Britain and Israel, while offering words of support for America-haters Iran, Hamas, Saddam Hussein and North Korea.
This time, Carter even scorched the Obama administration for its handling of the Mideast.
“The United States has, you might say, zero influence either in Jerusalem or among the Palestinians, and I’m very grieved about that.”
Carter also faulted Obama for being too tough on American enemies that are pursuing nuclear capabilities. Carter thinks the U.S would have more influence if it promised to drop sanctions against Iran and North Korea.
And he believes talk is the answer.