Former President Carter In Town to Promote Peace Center

Former President Carter In Town to Promote Peace Center


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News Specialist Jed Boal reportingA very distinguished guest has arrived at Snowbird to promote peace and health around the world.

U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn are hosting a weekend-long benefit for the Carter Center.

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are holding their annual "Winter Weekend" here at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird.

It's a fund-raiser for his Atlanta-based Carter Center, which promotes world peace and health initiatives.

In October, the 78-year-old won the Nobel Peace Prize for his decades of work seeking peaceful solutions and promoting social and economic justice.

The Democratic 39th President has been an outspoken critic of any preemptive military strike against Iraq.

Mr. Carter has acknowledged his belief that Saddam Hussein is likely hiding weapons of mass destruction, but he promotes a sustained and enlarged weapons inspection team rather than an attack on Iraq.

He believes an on-site inspection team is less costly than war, and Saddam would have no choice except to comply.

The former President will likely touch on those issues as well as concerns about North Korea in a town hall meeting with invited guests tonight.

The former President has said the Carter Center may be his greatest legacy.

The events of the weekend are not open to the public.

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