Former President Jimmy Carter listens to a student’s question after speaking about his book ‘Palestine: Peace not Apartheid,’ in this March 8, 2007 file photo at George Washington University in Washington. Britain’s support for the war in Iraq was a ‘major tragedy’ for the world, Carter said Saturday May 19, 2007 as he criticized Tony Blair’s unwavering support for President Bush. Asked how he would judge Blair’s support of Bush, a Republican, the former Democratic president said: ‘Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient.’
Former President Carter says President Bush’s administration is “the worst in history” in international relations, taking aim at the White House’s policy of pre-emptive war and its Middle East diplomacy.
The criticism from Carter, which a biographer says is unprecedented for the 39th president, also took aim at Bush’s environmental policies and the administration’s “quite disturbing” faith-based initiative funding.
“I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history,” Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper’s Saturday editions. “The overt reversal of America’s basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and
Ronald Reagan and
Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me.”
Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo confirmed his comments to The Associated Press on Saturday and declined to elaborate. He spoke while promoting his new audiobook series, “Sunday Mornings in Plains,” a collection of weekly Bible lessons from his hometown of Plains, Ga.
“Apparently, Sunday mornings in Plains for former President Carter includes hurling reckless accusations at your fellow man,” said Amber Wilkerson,
Republican National Committee spokeswoman. She said it was hard to take Carter seriously because he also “challenged Ronald Reagan’s strategy for the Cold War.”
This is REALLY the pot calling the kettle black.
Jimmy Carter was THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER.
And the American voters supported that feeling by throwing his Georgia Dumbass out of office and electing a REAL President, Ronald Reagan.
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