James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. "You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can."
"I could have been very popular, I think, if I had launched a military attack on Iran. But my decision was to be patient, and to negotiate, and ultimately my goal was to preserve the integrity of my country. Although I lost the election, maybe partially because of that, every hostage did come home safe and free. And we didn't kill innocent people in Iran."