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Unprecedented words from Jimmy Carter

May 21, 2007

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Jimmy Carter’s got balls. Our 39th president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient is one of the few men with balls enough to lay it straight: In his words, Bush is “the worst in history“. We all know how f**ked up Bush is, but when a living president goes to this extreme when describing a sitting president, one starts to REALLY get pissed that more isn’t done to stop this administration. More from Carter:

I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history.

Wow. We’ve ALL said that before. The worst in history. But coming from a former president it really starts to sink in.
Carter also offered a harsh assessment for the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which helped religious charities receive $2.15 billion in federal grants in fiscal year 2005 alone:

As a traditional Baptist, I’ve always believed in separation of church and state and honored that premise when I was president, and so have all other presidents, I might say, except this one.

We all know that Democrats criticize Republicans from time to time, and vice versa, but this is really a first. And mild-mannered Jimmy isn’t some nutcase or blowhard as the White House press is trying to spin it. You know it really IS bad when this happens. We’ve gotta get more attention to this atrocity we call a president.

On the same note, Gore has a book coming out with few more choice words for the president and the media’s complacency:

if we had a full debate and a full airing of the pros and cons of the invasion that brought out the fact that Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with attacking us on 9/11 then we would have been much less likely to have these troops trapped over there now in the midst of a civil war

Article from AP: Carter: Bush team is “worst ever”

Article from ABC News: Gore Blasts Bush in The Assault on Reason

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2 comments

  1. A post-Bush bashing story from overseas – where we can still get some fair and balanced journalism:
    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2088878,00.html
    What candidate has a chance of reversing this mess and making a difference? Carter, for no clear reason (like a lot of us) thinks it might be Obama. But he’s waiting (like a lot of us).

    Thanks for posting on beer and music, too. We need a refuge.


  2. Thanks for the article. I read the Philly paper daily and haven’t seen one word about Carter except that he back-pedaled on his statements. The Guardian does a great job of showing how false the current administration is in labelling him “irrelevent”:

    Whatever anyone thinks of his time in office, it is widely accepted that Carter has had the most successful post-presidency in the nation’s history. The man who lost in 1980 had become, at least by 1994, when he prevented an all-out war in Haiti, an international man of mystery. In his work at the Carter Centre, now celebrating its 25th year, he has monitored elections all over the world to ensure that democracy is upheld, fought for human rights, for peace, for food, housing, health. Often criticised in earlier years for being soft on dictators, Carter’s diplomacy has nevertheless served the image of his country better, probably, than the work of any president since he left the White House.



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