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Sunday, May 20, 2007

History's Greatest Monster Attacks Bush

History's Greatest Monster, President Jimmy Carter, has (once again) thrown caution (and convention) to the wind and is attacking the current President:

Carter Blasts Bush on His Global Impact
May 19, 7:08 PM (ET)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - 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.
Interesting that Carter should focus on international relations and foreign policy within the Middle East in particular. I mean, has he forgotten that when it came to radicalized mullahs, Jimmy C was all to eager to do nothing - for a year and a half.

You'd think that he wouldn't want to bring up a subject in which his administration showed so much indecisiveness and fecklessness.

And let's not forget Carter's other foreign policy achievements:
  1. inviting the Soviets to invade Afghanistan;
  2. eliminating the policy of containment for the USSR;
  3. trusting that Kim Il Sung wouldn't build nukes (and giving them light water reactors);
  4. prematurely certifying the Venezuelan election, despite evidence of fraud and complaints from the ueber-right-wing European Union about the results and restrictions on election monitors - claims which international observers wanted to at leats investigate before some idiot world-leader jumped to save the commie's bacon;
  5. coddling Castro in Cuba - being the only US President to visit the country since Castro seized power;
  6. Backing the commies in Nicaragua while ignoring human rights abuses in El Salvador;
  7. promoting the initial inclusion of Robert Mugabe in elections and then certifying sham elections held ever since;
  8. signing over the one of our country's largest investments of the 20th century in the Western Hemisphere, the Panama Canal, to the Panamanians.
  9. his overt antisemitism over the years and support for those with virulent hatred for Jews, such as lobbying on behalf of a former Death Camp guard from Hitler's SS.
Quite a list... Of course, when a guy can't decide how he should part his hair from one day to the next, you have to lower your expectations.

Well, back to the story:
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.

Ahhh, probably doesn't like the fact that Bush is lukewarm towards a modern-day pseudo-religion (environmentalism), but thinks that non-profit organizations with a foundation in actual religious faith shouldn't be excluded from the teat of government largess (since charities with a spiritual focus have a higher success rate in improving people's lives than secular charities).
"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."
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Ahh, a new audio-book. Anytime there's something to promote, it's time to attack the Bush Administration, regardless of the content of the item being promoted. It's so predictable and shameless.

*** UPDATE ***
Jim Hoft @ Gateway Pundit is also covering History's Greatest Monster

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ARC: St Wendeler