Carter Blasts Cheney’s “Abysmally Low” Iraq Record

By Ed O'Keefe

Feb 23, 2007 11:50am

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Reports: In an exclusive interview with former President Jimmy Carter set to air on Sunday’s "This Week with George Stephanopoulos", Carter rebuffed Vice President Dick Cheney for his recent criticism of Congressional efforts to oppose the President’s Iraq strategy.

The former President said the Vice President’s "batting average" on Iraq is "abysmally low" telling ABC News, "He hasn’t been right on hardly anything, in his prediction of what was going to happen; reasons for us going over there; the status of the situation to have a good result. So he’s been almost completely wrong on just about everything he’s said.  And obviously, this is not playing into the hands of al Qaeda or the people who are causing violence and destruction over there, to call for a change in policy in Iraq.

The full exchange is below:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Vice President Cheney, this week, has been very harsh on those kinds of measures in the Congress. He says it would validate the Al Qaida strategy.

CARTER: Well, if you go back and see what Vice President Cheney has said for the last three or four years concerning Iraq, his batting average is abysmally low.  He hasn’t been right on hardly anything, in his prediction of what was going to happen; reasons for us going over there; the status of the situation to have a good result. So he’s been almost completely wrong on just about everything he’s said.  And obviously, this is not playing into the hands of Al Qaida or the people who are causing violence and destruction over there, to call for a change in policy in Iraq.

Tune into ‘This Week’ on Sunday, February 25, to watch George’s full interview with former President Carter.  Click here to find out when ‘This Week’ airs in your town.

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