Brzezinski with First Lady Rosalynn Carter and President Jimmy Carter.
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Five months ago, I wrote an article titled “Jimmy Carter’s Blood-Drenched Legacy”... This list was not meant to be exhaustive, but merely to highlight some of the most prominent contradictions between Carter’s ideals and his actions.
After subsequent research and reader feedback, I realized there were many examples I had not mentioned.
Article 21 of the Paris Agreement in 1973 stipulated that “the United States will contribute to healing the wounds of war and to postwar reconstruction of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and throughout Indochina.” When asked in 1977 if the United States had a moral obligation to help rebuild Vietnam, Carter responded that “the destruction was mutual.
...And I don’t feel that we ought to apologize or to castigate ourselves or to assume the status of culpability.”