It's better to express the truth while alive than to echo it from the grave. President Carter shouldn't defend his remark that states the obvious, that the Bush administration is the worst in history. Without a doubt, it's the worst.
Carter's frank attitude is much preferred to the tortured silence of President Ford who went to his grave with a load of guilt on his mind. Just how low must the United States sink before real patriotism steps ahead of blind loyalty?
There's no greater deed a statesman can render to his country than to express the truth that will free it from the clutches of evil and destruction. As hard as people may try, truth is an element that can't be suppressed for ever. So Mr Carter please speak, the nation hears you.