Former President Jimmy Carter joined his son, Jack, at a campaign stop at a VFW post in Fallon Wednesday.
Jack Carter is running against Republican incumbent John Ensign to represent Nevada in the US Senate.
President Carter and his son spoke to media and supporters, both addressing the issue of national security.
"There's no doubt that our country is in much more of a danger from terrorism that it would have been, than if we had done what we should have done, and stayed in Afghanistan and sought out Al Qaeda," Jimmy Carter said.
Jack Carter said there are "problems" with funding the war in Iraq, and criticized the Bush administration.
"This war has been fought, you know, by this administration with an attitude of: 'we know what we're going to do, we never make a mistake, you have to be with us no matter what you're talking about,'" Jack Carter said.
President Carter said the war in Iraq has made the nation almost as divided as the Vietnam war.
Thursday, Jimmy and Jack Carter are expected to attend a campaign rally at the Manzanita Bowl at the University of Nevada, Reno at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, according to UNR.