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Monday, May 21, 2007

Jimmy Carter Has Lost It!

Jimmy Carter's critical barbs hit President Bush and Tony Blair in an effort to sell a book. His book. I am wondering here where Mr. Carter's loyalties lie. Certainly not with the office he held. Certainly not with his country. Certainly not with Britain. Where? Obviously with himself and a few bucks in the pocket.

His scathing comments about Tony Blair tell me that Mr. Carter had a different agenda even in the White House and when he could not make a bigger name for himself then, he chose to write a book and do a supposed "tell all". How commercial is that? I have no respect for someone who does this sort of thing while our country is at war! I realize that this war is not popular. Few back it now. BUT what happens if we do leave that country without a working plan? You know.

Carter obviously has zero respect even for the office of President and none for the sitting President. He has none for the outgoing Prime Minister of England either. What kind of comments could cause me to say all that? This:

"Britain's support for the war in Iraq was a "major tragedy" for the world, Carter said Saturday May 19, 2007 as he criticized Tony Blair's unwavering support for President Bush. Asked how he would judge Blair's support of Bush, a Republican, the former Democratic president said: "Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient."

How can a former President talk so poorly about someone who has been so very loyal to our country?

Carter was quoted Saturday as saying "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history." The Georgia Democrat said Bush had overseen an "overt reversal of America's basic values" as expressed by previous administrations, including that of his own father, former President George H.W. Bush.

Carter made the comments to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday editions.

If the values of America have been lowered, can it be possible that Mr. Carter was part of the problem rather than the solution? Mr. Carter's critical comments are ill timed and reckless in the extreme. If he had things like that to say, he should have said them to the current President or in private to family who would not leak it to the press. What he should not have done was to write a book so that he could slam a sitting President while he makes bucks off of it. Shame, Mr. Carter. Shame on you.

Mr. Carter, you receive the Shame of America reward for today.