Sunday, May 20, 2007

Jimmy Carter - Bush Foreign Policy "Worst in History"

Did you happen to catch former President Jimmy Carter's comments about George W. Bush published in yesterday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette? Carter said, "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."

Wow... dem's fighting words.

Carter explains, "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.... We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that some time in the future our security might be endangered.... But that’s been a radical departure from all previous administration policies.”

Ya gotta admire Carter for telling it like it is - and it IS the way it is, as more-and-more Americans are coming to realize. W is truly abominable - and the profound damage he and the Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight have done to the nation will take a long time to repair.

Carter also had harsh words for Bush's lap-dog Tony Blair in an interview with BBC radio, characterizing Blair's support of Bush as “Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient.... I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world."