No I will not sign the get-well card for Jimmy Carter so stop messaging it to me. I’m truly sorry he has cancer & glad he’s taking the news with equanimity & good grace. But I refuse to participate in the beatification rituals.
He has a political accounting to make–not just to the American people–but to those in several countries who suffered from his policies while president. Those policies do not a halo make. There were crimes against humanity involved, including in El Salvador, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Iran, Palestine, Egypt.
I wish no one evil (with the exception of Kissinger) but I expect no less decency from Carter than I do from ordinary activists.