Former President Jimmy Carter backed off Monday from harshly critical comments he made of President Bush over the weekend after the White House offered a biting rebuke to the former president by calling him “increasingly irrelevant.”
Well, he is irrelevant!
“My remarks were maybe careless or misinterpreted but I wasn’t comparing the overall administration and certainly not talking about anyone personally,” Carter said in an interview Monday when asked to explain.
Horse manure! His comments sure seemed directed at the President to me. That man can’t seem to keep his mouth shut! He’s giving southerners a bad name. He’s classless, and typically, that is NOT the case.
The comments “were interpreted as comparing this whole administration to all other administrations when what I was actually doing was responding to a question about foreign policy between [President Richard] Nixon and this administration, and I think that this administration’s foreign policy compared to Nixon’s was much worse. … I wasn’t comparing this administration with other administrations throughout history but just with President Nixon’s,” he told NBC’s “The Today Show.”
Again….horse manure! He must think we are all completely ignorant. Sorry Jimmah, you can’t un-ring this bell either.
Carter, whose administration was plagued by sky-high inflation and a 444-day American hostage crisis in Iran, was filling in a quote Saturday in which he said, “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history.”
He better take a good hard look at his own administration! I’d say THAT was the worst in this nations history!
Carter, who runs the Carter Center and whose latest book on the Mideast has been deemed anti-Semitic by some, said he doesn’t “claim to have any relevancy” on the Iraq issue, though he has sent reports for the president and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on his personal activities monitoring elections around the world.
What happened to the idea that FORMER presidents retired quietly? If someone asks for his input, that’s one thing, but as far as I know, no one has. Oh, and has anyone actually read his book? I mean, if you didn’t actually have to?
It’s a shame he has become such a pathetic, small minded, little man.
Asked about the former president’s comments, 2008 White House hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton said she, too, has been very critical of the Bush administration but hasn’t yet done so as a former president.
And hopefully, she never will!
“I think it’s the duty of every American to speak out when you feel strongly that your president is headed in the wrong direction. … And I think we need to have a very vigorous debate. So I welcome everyone to that,” she said appearing separately from Carter on the same program.
Disagreeing is one thing. What the peanut farmer is doing is something completely different. It seems he does his best to undermine everything this administration does, and only proves what a complete jackass he really is. The man is a total embarrassment.