Former President Carter said Wednesday that the apparent open-ended presence of
"A lot of political analysts have said that one of the main reasons the Bush-Cheney administration went into
Carter's remarks came as the family of fellow Georgian Jack Hensley learned that the contractor had been beheaded by his captors in
"As much as any president in history, I was afflicted psychologically and politically by the holding of American hostages," Carter said. "So my heart goes out to all those who are involved in a similar crisis, particularly the Hensley family."
"The overwhelming issue in this country is the Iraqi war and the war against terrorism and who can address those problems more wisely and more honestly," Carter said. "I think that's the issue that Kerry has to pursue, because, in my opinion, President Bush has not been honest with the American people and has certainly failed in almost everything he professes to be doing in
OK so Carter is supporting Kerry’s latest position on