Carter, Bush Is ‘the Worst in History’ In Foreign Relations
Posted by nytexan on May 20, 2007
Bravo President Carter for going against protocol to call Bush what he is, a failure. President Ford made his negative feelings public about Bush but only after his death. Presidents Clinton and Bush (41) have become such pals, that I don’t think Clinton would say anything disparaging.
Since Bush doesn’t read newspapers, listen to the news or really give a crap about what anyone has to say, I’m sure Carter’s words will never reach him. But then nothing does.
LITTLE ROCK, May 19 — Former president Jimmy Carter called President Bush‘s international relations “the worst in history” and also took aim at Bush’s environmental policies and the administration’s “quite disturbing” faith-based initiative program.
“I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history,” Carter said. “The overt reversal of America‘s basic values as expressed by previous administrations . . . has been the most disturbing to me.”
Carter said that Bush’s policy of preemptive war, “where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened,” was “a radical departure from all previous administration policies.”
These are strong words from Carter, who is a very religious person. But then Bush has a privilege that no other president has had, God speaks directly to the shrub. Or is that the burning bush?
Carter also offered a harsh assessment for the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which helps religious charities receive billions in federal grants. “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,” he said.
I’m sure Tony Snow or Dana Perino will dismiss Carter as a disgruntled past president.